Thinking Theologically About Entrepreneurship: Why Does It Matter?

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We will look at the theological basis for the goodness of business in general and entrepreneurship in particular, exploring how they contribute to the common good of individuals and communities, exhibit the common grace of God and how they provide a significant arena in which one can love their neighbors well.  We will also explore why the theological side of this matters and guidelines for understanding the Bible accurately on matters of economic life.

 

Recommended Readings

Baker, Bruce, “Entrepreneurship as a Sign of Common Grace,” Journal of Markets & 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, Samuel, “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). 

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2022

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