CHRISTIANITY AND ECONOMICS by Sir Josiah Stamp

CHRISTIANITY AND ECONOMICS

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KIRKUS REVIEW

The third of The Great Issues of Life Series edited by Dr. Rufus Jones, written by the Director of the Bank of England, a great economist, is a brilliant survey of Christianity and economics through the ages from the world of Christ to our day, a survey which fearlessly and fairly throws its flashlight into the darkest corners, which appraises both sides' influence, realizing they interact, and evaluates the whole situation for our day and the future. His thesis is clear that a ""pagan world built on selfishness will destroy itself and become unmanageable and go down in a cataclysm of political muddle and force if it does not succumb to military chaos. It is only by ethical tension a complicated world can endure... It is the task of the spirit not to promise to abolish poverty... but spiritual poverty....we can only 'Take a chance' in the spiritual world however skilled we may be in the economic"". So speaks one of the greatest economists, who also has the faith Donald Hankey defined when he said ""Faith is betting your life there is a God"". The clergy, laymen, students, business and professional men, yes, even your brokers will harken to this voice and name and if they read it -- to its wisdom.

Publisher: Macmillan