Call for Papers: "Moral Issues in Economics"

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Call for Papers
January 31, 2016
New Mexico, United States
Subject Fields: 
Economic History / Studies, Philosophy, Religious Studies and Theology, Social Sciences

Proposed Session for the Theology of Work and Economics Consultation

68th Annual Meeting of the Evangelical Theological Society

November 15-17, 2016

San Antonio, Texas


Greg Forster (Trinity International University) and Victor V. Claar (Henderson State University) will serve as coeditors of a special issue of the Journal of Markets & Morality, currently expected to publish in Spring 2017 (vol. 20, no.1).

As a significant step toward that special issue, the Theology of Work and Economics consultation is seeking participants for a session, “Moral Issues in Economics,” at the 2016 meeting of the Evangelical Theological Society, November 15-17, in San Antonio, Texas. Greg Forster will serve as session chair.

We seek papers in theological ethics and moral theology that select a single area of moral concern in economics and propose general principles, goals, and/or rules that ought to guide economic decision-making and policy. Any area of moral concern may be selected, but we are particularly interested in papers that address one of the following lines of inquiry:

  • What are the right or best purposes and goals of the human person in economic activity? How do our natural capacities for economic production and economic consumption shape those purposes and goals?
  • What economic obligations do we have (as individuals, as households, as businesses, as societies) toward future generations?
  • What role does the intrinsic dignity of the human person play in economic policy?

We are happy to field informal “pitches” of paper ideas, as well as answer any questions.

Please submit abstracts of approximately 600 words to Professor Forster at Abstracts must be received by January 31, 2016.

Download a PDF of this call for papers here.

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Greg Forster

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