Philosophy of Management

, Volume 18, Issue 3, pp 331–345 | Cite as

God and Modernity in Management Studies. A Case of Theological Social Theory

  • Enrico BeltraminiEmail author


This article examines how theology and social science can contribute to the specific task of talking about God in management without compromising the integrity of the Triune God. To talk about God in management studies initially requires a discussion on the character of modernity and about whether modernity is absence or transformation of religious forms; to follow is an examination of the governing assumptions operating in social theory from a religious perspective. The conclusion is that without the correct hermeneutics, what management scholars mean by God cannot be more than an idea.


God Management Social science Theology 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department Philosophy and Religious Studies and Department Business and ManagementNotre Dame de Namur UniversityBelmontUSA

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