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The entrepreneur was largely ignored in economics for a long time because economists focused primarily on the operation of markets; their productive and distributive consequences for land, labour, and capital; and the economic role of the state. Social scientific methodology required outcomes to be explained in non-individualistic terms. Christian commentary on entrepreneurship follows a similar historical trajectory. Medieval Scholasticism was as interested in issues of economics as it was in politics, and the teaching it provided in both was similar, focused on issues of moral choice and justice both in terms of power and price. A Christian understanding of the social and political economy of human flourishing, however, does not only depend upon the individual-in-community and subsidiarity. Judgement is not a human quality that is often mentioned in connection with entrepreneurship and innovation, but it has emerged as a complement to theories of uncertainty-bearing and entrepreneurial alertness.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationThe Routledge Handbook of Economic Theology
PublisherTaylor and Francis
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9781351973625
ISBN (Print)9781315267623
StatePublished - Jan 1 2018
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Economics, Econometrics and Finance(all)
  • Business, Management and Accounting(all)
  • Arts and Humanities(all)


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