FAITH & ECONOMICS
NUMBER 69, Spring 2017
A Theology of Economic Reform
Robert C. Tatum
The University of North Carolina at Asheville
Abstract: For the interdisciplinary field of theological economics to grow and flourish, four questions must be answered. First, whose theology and scholarship are relevant? Second, to what ends may theological economics be undertaken? Third, does theology support its own use and application in economics? Fourth, what code of conduct should theological economics scholars follow? These questions arise precisely because theology may place its own bounds on how it can be utilized in economics. However, each religion’s theology or theologies may answer these questions differently. Accordingly, this paper seeks to answer these questions from a Christian theological perspective.
JEL codes: A12, A13, B49, and Z12