The Earthist Challenge to Economism

A Theological Critique of the World Bank

  • John B. CobbJr.
Book

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. John B. Cobb Jr.
    Pages 1-9
  3. John B. Cobb Jr.
    Pages 10-27
  4. John B. Cobb Jr.
    Pages 28-43
  5. John B. Cobb Jr.
    Pages 44-60
  6. John B. Cobb Jr.
    Pages 61-74
  7. John B. Cobb Jr.
    Pages 75-89
  8. John B. Cobb Jr.
    Pages 90-107
  9. John B. Cobb Jr.
    Pages 108-127
  10. John B. Cobb Jr.
    Pages 128-145
  11. John B. Cobb Jr.
    Pages 146-167
  12. John B. Cobb Jr.
    Pages 168-184
  13. Back Matter
    Pages 185-192

About this book

Introduction

Western society moved from a period in which Christianity was the dominant spiritual force to one of nationalism and then to making the economy the object of public devotion. Today this is challenged by those seeking the health of the Earth including all its inhabitants. The World Bank is the economistic institution most open to Earthist concerns. The book evaluates the Bank's potential for leadership in broadening public goals from narrowly economic goods to inclusive ones.

Keywords

Christianity economy Institution nationalism theology

Authors and affiliations

  • John B. CobbJr.
    • 1
  1. 1.Claremont School of TheologyClaremont Graduate SchoolUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1057/9780230374256
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 1999
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave Political & Intern. Studies Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-40653-1
  • Online ISBN 978-0-230-37425-6
  • About this book