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Economic Parables: The Monetary Teachings of Jesus Christ [Paperback]

By David Cowan (Author)
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Pages   217
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 8.45" Width: 5.68" Height: 0.54"
Weight:   0.69 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Aug 1, 2007
Publisher   AUTHENTIC BOOKS
ISBN  1932805729  
EAN  9781932805727  


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Ever wondered how to pay the next bill? Felt the world is unfair in economic rewards? Been indecisive about investing wisely? These types of economic questions are addressed from a Christian viewpoint in Economic Parables. Listening directly to the words of Jesus, readers are invited to re?ect on a number of "economic parables" to understand life in an increasingly globalized economy. Some of the answers will be surprising, in part because Jesus was a more sophisticated economist than he is given credit for by the modern world. Many economic problems and decisions can be viewed in light of the gospel. By taking this journey through the "economic parables," the reader will enrich their response to the economy in faith. Each chapter contains a parable and re?ection, followed by questions making the book ideal for group or personal Bible study.

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Ever wondered how to pay the next bill? Felt the world is unfair in economic rewards? Been indecisive about investing wisely? These types of fiscal questions are addressed from a Christian viewpoint in Economic Parables.Using his vast experience in the financial world as well as church ministry, the author invites you to listen directly to the words of Jesus and reflect on a number of "economic parables" to understand life in an increasingly globalized economy. Some of the answers you find will be surprising, in part because Jesus was a more sophisticated economist than he is given credit for. His words will shed light on many modern economic problems and decisions we may not think to go to the Bible about.By taking this journey through the economic parables, your response to finances and the global marketplace will be enriched from a balanced biblical approach. Each chapter contains a parable and reflection, followed by a question making this book ideal for group or personal Bible study.

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Ever wondered how to pay the next bill? Felt the world is unfair in economic rewards? Been indecisive about investing wisely? These types of economic questions are addressed from a Christian viewpoint in Economic Parables.

Listening directly to the words of Jesus, readers are invited to reect on a number of "economic parables" to understand life in an increasingly globalized economy. Some of the answers will be surprising, in part because Jesus was a more sophisticated economist than he is given credit for by the modern world. Many economic problems and decisions can be viewed in light of the gospel.

By taking this journey through the "economic parables," the reader will enrich their response to the economy in faith. Each chapter contains a parable and reection, followed by questions making the book ideal for group or personal Bible study.
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Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! David Cowan has been a newspaper reporter in Illinois and is now a fireman and independent journalist who lives in the Chicago area. John Kuenster is executive editor of Century Publishing Company in Evanston, Illinois, and a former staff writer and columnist for the Chicago Daily News.

David Cowan was born in 1963 and has an academic affiliation as follows - University of Bristol, UK University of Bristol, UK University of Bris.

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Premier Radio Review  Apr 26, 2008


Economic Parables: David Cowan - Paternoster 2007

I'm James Cassidy, off the shelf this week is Economic Parables by David
Cowan.

The problem with money for me is that I never seem to have enough of it.
However, some Christians also have a problem with money: how is it, or
more accurately, the love of it, at the root of all evil, when it is so
necessary? And is the predominant economic system of the Western world,
capitalism, intrinsically evil: structured to oppress the poor both as
individuals and as nations?
David Cowan's book looks at how the Christian church approaches such
questions by taking some of the parables of Jesus which deal with money
and reflecting on them, - from the point of view of capitalism, of
free-trade and self-interest which he supports. He says that the
campaign to relieve the debts of poorer nations is misguided, and should
be rejected as a materialistic reading of the Gospel. He also rejects
anything which seems to be tainted by socialism and the dead hand of
state control.
You might disagree with Cowan, but his book should encourage the reader
to think more seriously about economics and the Gospel, and to move from
facile arguments to something a bit more sophisticated. But he does seem
to shoot himself in the foot when, towards the end of the books he
writes that Gospel values are ultimately contrary to the market economy.
Yes, he does try to justify himself by adding that there is much in this
world which is at odds with the Gospel. However, is this enough
justification? Like many things in the book the questions which he
raises, as well as his attempts at answers, lead the reader to think:
yes, or even no, but always with a caveat.
So if Christmas and the January sales have left you feeling a bit
poorer, and you want to think in a Christian way about how we got to
that state then Cowan's book should start you off.

 
Deconstructing Secular Economic Guilt  Mar 3, 2008
One of the very few Lutherans who hail from Great Britain (he now lives in Cluny, France), Cowan dismissed as a "21st century indulgence" the habit of secular economic guilt. One example is the tendency for Hollywood stars to act as great humanitarians, wanting to be seen as caring for those at the bottom of the economic heap. They thus join many academic theologians in condemning the market economy as unjust.

Noting a critique developed by Zygmunt Bauman and Erich Fromm, Cowan described how consumerism is seen to create homo economicus (the human as consumer). In Fromm's view, modern consumers are alienated from ourselves, having falsely chosen to market ourselves as commodities. Cowan says that these and other critics of consumer economies make a false leap from the limitations and problems of consumer access to criticism of market economies, conflating an economic with a spiritual problem.

For Cowan, consumerism's excesses need not lead to a rejection of consumer economies, for, in fact, there are no successful alternatives to market economies. He joins economist William Easterly in his critique of the development industry which is so often hostile to market economics (see Easterly's 2006 book The White Man's Burden: Why the West's Efforts to Aid the Rest Have Done So Much Ill and So Little Good). Cowan, who has worked for the World Bank, commented that first-class plane travel seemed de rigueur among World Bank employees claiming to help the poor.

Jesus, said Cowan, is more interested in the economy as a mirror of who we are. His concern is not with competition, but with the envy that it generates. "The market economy doesn't create greed; it reflects our greed," said Cowan.

Knowing that many sincere Christians are prone to the kind of economic guilt that seems to afflict celebrities, Cowan was careful to say that Jesus does not propose a radical economic alternative, nor the perfection of human society. Reflecting his deeply-held Lutheran ideals, Cowan asserted that the Gospel absolutely requires that we exercise confidence in what God has achieved on our behalf, and not our efforts to achieve something for Him and humanity. In the end, said Cowan, the capitalist economy, whether we like it or not, allows people of all faiths or no faith to trade, and that benefits everyone economically.
 

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