Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Tanweer Akram, Salim Rashid
    Pages 1-13 Open Access
  3. Ronald J. Sider
    Pages 15-29 Open Access
  4. Anne Rathbone Bradley
    Pages 31-51 Open Access
  5. Akeel Bilgrami
    Pages 53-73 Open Access
  6. Karl Gerth
    Pages 75-105 Open Access
  7. Salim Rashid
    Pages 107-128 Open Access
  8. Faisal Kutty
    Pages 129-172 Open Access
  9. Heath W. Carter
    Pages 173-195 Open Access
  10. David W. Miller
    Pages 197-213 Open Access
  11. Michael Naughton
    Pages 215-234 Open Access
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 235-239

About this book


This open access book seeks to foster a multidisciplinary understanding of the ties between faith, financial intermediation, and economic progress by drawing on research across economics, finance, history, philosophy, ethics, theology, public policy, law, and other disciplines. Chapters in this edited volume examine themes as consequential as economic opportunities, real world outcomes and faith; values and consumerism; faith, financial intermediation and economic development in Western and Islamic societies; and the impact of faith issues on US workers, on the workplace and religion, and on the characteristics of good wealth. Though engaging with difficult questions, this book is written in an accessible style to be enjoyed by laypeople and scholars alike.


Theology and Economics Christianity Biblical stewardship Islamic Finance inequality moral ecology Open Access

Editors and affiliations

  • Tanweer Akram
    • 1
  • Salim Rashid
    • 2
  1. 1.ThriventMinneapolisUSA
  2. 2.Emeritus Professor, Department of EconomicsUniversity of Illinois-Urbana ChampaignUrbanaUSA

About the editors

Tanweer Akram is Director of Global Public Policy and Economics at Thrivent, USA. He is responsible for developing the firm's views on international financial regulations. He also conducts research on global macroeconomic trends, outlook, and risks. He has published extensively in professional economics journals.

Salim Rashid is Professor Emeritus at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, USA. He has published in the areas of mathematical economics, economic methodology, monetary economics, economic development and the history of economics. His current interests are in the areas of religion and economic development and the limitations of mathematical methods in economics.

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