Just Capitalism : A Christian Ethic of Economic Globalization, Paperback / softback Book

Just Capitalism : A Christian Ethic of Economic Globalization Paperback / softback


Just Capitalism is a Christian moral defense of economic globalization as a system that is well-suited to provide the necessary material needs that are prerequisite for human community and flourishing.

Global-based market exchange offers the development and distribution of the goods of creation for humans to enjoy and share.

Globalization also offers "the most realistic and promising way of exercising a preferential option for the poor." Waters argues that economic globalization, and thus capitalism, is a necessary condition for sustaining human life but not a sufficient condition for enabling human flourishing.

Even though globalization is generally compatible with Christian theological and moral claims and can realistically facilitate the well-being of the human family, it must be reoriented toward koinonia-human community, communication, fellowship-as the global economy's primary goal in order to help actualize human flourishing.

Readers will gain insight about how economic globalization (and thus capitalism) is good for the human family and can be made better by certain reorientations that are compatible with Christian moral values.

Waters provides a mature and civil counterargument against knee-jerk condemnations of economic globalization and capitalism.


  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Westminster/John Knox Press,U.S.
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  • Category: Christian social thought & activity
  • ISBN: 9780664234300



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