Christianity and the Political Economy of Capitalism

Speaker(s): Paul Williams
Date: June 30 - July 11, 2008
Length: 13:50:07
Product ID: RGDL3824S

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Description

This course explores the relationship between Christianity and capitalism. It considers capitalism both as an economic system and as arguably the dominant ideology of our age. The course is designed to meet four major objectives for students:

  1. To develop a deeper understanding of capitalist economic thought and its historical and ideological origins in both the Enlightenment and the Christian faith;
  2. To appreciate how compelling the logic of capitalism is even in the face of the widespread criticism that has been directed at it in recent times;
  3. To explore the ways in which capitalism functions ideologically in modern culture and as such seeks to colonize and influence all areas of culture, beyond the commercial realm, including the church, the family and the polity;
  4. To consider and develop what a transformative engagement of the gospel with modern capitalism might be.
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Paul Williams is Research Professor of Marketplace Theology & Leadershipnat Regent College. Previously, he was Chief Economist and Head of International Research for DTZ Holdings, an international real estate consulting and investment banking group headquartered in London, UK.

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