Thinking Theologically about Entrepreneurship: Why Does it Matter?

Day 3
Session 6
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12:05 PM

'Entrepreneurship' or the 'entrepreneurial' can be understood from a variety of standpoints (e.g., first vs. third-person perspectives) and in light of diverse bodies of knowledge (e.g., business leadership, economics, psychology, etc). If understood theologically, what does that mean and why is that valuable? What does it even mean to 'think theologically' about entrepreneurship? Is there some particular advantage to seeing entrepreneurial phenomena with a theological framework? These questions will be considered and discussed in this session, along with their practical importance.

 

Recommended Readings

Baker, Bruce, “Entrepreneurship as a Sign of Common Grace,” Journal of Markets and Morality 18:1 (2015): 81-98. https://digitalcommons.spu.edu/works/34/

Ballor, Jordan and Victor Claar, “The Soul of the Entrepreneur: A Christian Anthropology of Creativity, Innovation and Liberty,” Journal of Ethics and Entrepreneurship (Spring 2016): 117-131. https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2749195

Clark, Catherine and Christian Harrison article, “Entrepreneurship: an assimilated multi-perspective review,” Journal of Small Business & Entrepreneurship (2018), 6-29.

Gregg, Sam, “Entrepreneurship isn’t enough,” Acton.org (May 13, 2009). https://acton.org/pub/commentary/2009/05/13/entrepreneurship-isn%E2%80%99t-enough

Pearcy, Anthony, Entrepreneurship in the Catholic Tradition (Lexington Books, 2010). 

Course Year:

2019

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