The Power of the West in the Economy of Grace

Reclaiming a Prophetic Stewardship with an Ecosophic Worldview

By Eskil Jonsson

The Power of the West in the Economy of Grace

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  • Pages: 150
  • Publication Date: 6/27/2013
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The Power of the West in the Economy of Grace

Reclaiming a Prophetic Stewardship with an Ecosophic Worldview

By Eskil Jonsson

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  • ISBN: 9781620329092
  • Pages: 150
  • Publication Date: 6/27/2013
  • Retail Price: $21.00
Web Price: $16.80
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eBOOK

  • ISBN: 9781620329092
  • Format: epub
  • Publication Date: 6/27/2013
  • Retail Price: $21.00
Web Price: $16.80
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About-

The overall problem raised in this book is that the Western culture of modern rationality, power, and economics departs from a rather narrow, secular and ego-centric worldview. Therefore, it does not recognize the identity of traditional cultures and religions nor social, economic, or ecological justice in relation to the rest of the world.

Western religion has, over history, often played a legitimating role for political power, and the expansion of institutional structures and has therefore lost much of its prophetic identity to be signs of peace, justice, and unity. The ecumenical and integrative model of stewardship as an "economy of grace," with a deeper ecological philosophy, does, however, offer new visions for a multicultural and multireligious economy.

This book is intended for leaders, students, and scholars interested in interdisciplinary studies of politics, religion, economics, and ecology. This will also be of interest to students and researchers in peace studies or conflict management, as well as to leaders who are engaged in the building of peace and justice.

Endorsements & Reviews-

"This is an important contribution to research on the relationship between ethics and economics. It demonstrates convincingly that economic globalization means a serious challenge from an ethical perspective. The main thesis is that religion can give an alternative understanding of an economic model, based on ecological humanism and the concept of stewardship. The book is highly recommended for all those who are interested in economics, ecology, and global ethics."
--Carl-Henric Grenholm, Professor of Ethics, Uppsala University

Contributors-

Eskil Jonsson

Bio(s)-

Eskil Jonsson has a PhD in Business Administration from Uppsala University, Sweden and has long working experiences as Financial Advisor in international ecumenical bodies engaged in spiritual, social and rural development. He has also done education and research in the field of leadership, theology, ethics and ecological economics and has served as Director of the Life and Peace Institute in Uppsala.

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