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Overview God and Business offers a new way of looking at our free enterprise system. Economist Robert Richards explores how business and God interact. Is capitalism grounded in the Bible? What does Christianity say about free enterprise? Can a modern business person look to God for answers to business problems? Richards answers these questions, and more, in his insightful book.
The genius of capitalism as its accommodating the dual nature of humanity both as created in God's image and likeness and as fallen sinners.
The great virtue of capitalism as its being the only economic system consistent with the Christian imperative to "love one another."
The key attributes of capitalism as liberty, trust, egalitarianism, justice, and hope - the very values embodied in Christianity.
He also discusses several brilliant outcomes of capitalism in the context of Christianity, answering the questions why capitalism leads to enlightened stewardship of all God's creations, how capitalism is the solution to world poverty and hunger, how capitalism directly contributes to the spread of Christianity, and how economic advance is part of Divine order. In his discussion of the ultimate contribution of capitalism to humanity, Richards makes a compelling argument that the corporation is God's greatest instrument for world peace. 558 pages, hardcover from Xulon Press.
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Studio: Xulon Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.32" Width: 6.27" Height: 1.66" Weight: 2.09 lbs.
Release Date Feb 1, 2002
Publisher Xulon Press
ISBN 193123227X ISBN13 9781931232272
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More About Robert R. Richards
Robert R. Richards After graduating with a BA in economics from the University of Washington and an MBA in business economics from the Stanford University Graduate School of Business, Robert Richards pursued a career in business, culminating in serving as president and CEO of The Commerce Bancorporation in Seattle. Following his business career, he studied at Fuller Theological Seminary where he focused on the relationship between economics and theology. For four years he was engaged in full time research, examining how the economic system of capitalism relates to the tenets of Christianity. The findings of his research serve as the basis for this book. Mr. Richards is a member of the Association of Christian Economists and is past chairman of the Visiting Committee of the Department of Economics of the University of Washington. In 1999 he was named the Distinguished Alumnus of the University of Washington Economics Department. He served on the faculty of Whitman College and lectures in economics at the University of Washington. Mr. Richards served as Elder for Christian Education of the Mercer Island Presbyterian Church and is former chairman of the board of directors of the Pacific Association for Theological Studies and former chairman of the board of directors of the Greater Seattle YMCA. He served on the Investment Committee of Global Partnerships which funds micro-finance institutions in Latin America and currently is a director of The Commerce Bank of Washington, Pacific Wealth Advisors, SkoFlo Industries and the Economic Policy Research Council of the University of Washington. Robert and Marilyn Richards live in North Bend, Washington. Marilyn, a member of Best Friends Animal Sanctuary in Utah, devotes her volunteer work to animal rescue. They have four adult children, Michael, Paul, Jody Carroll, and Sally Maskill.
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God and Business Jun 5, 2007
This book will give you a unique perspective of how His Love positively impacts on the ongoing development of man's successful economic, political and social systems in our world. Businessmen will especially find this to be a very uplifting book.
Lee Markquart, Eau Claire, Wisconsin automobile dealer
THE BEST BOOK I'VE READ ON THIS SUBJECT! Jan 10, 2003