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The Church on Capitalism

Theology and the Market

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Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Eve Poole
    Pages 1-3
  3. Eve Poole
    Pages 4-40
  4. Eve Poole
    Pages 41-91
  5. Eve Poole
    Pages 92-133
  6. Eve Poole
    Pages 134-163
  7. Eve Poole
    Pages 164-169
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 170-232

About this book


An examination of the views on capitalism of bishops, academics and business people in the Church of England. Highlighting the richness and distinctiveness of these arguments, it also points to flaws and gaps. Offering a new framework for public theology, Poole urges the Church to take its proper place in re-shaping the global economy.


capitalism economy theology

About the authors

EVE POOLE is Deputy Director of the Public Leadership Centre at Ashridge Business School, UK. In earlier careers she worked for the Church Commissioners for England and for the Deloitte Consulting capital markets practice. She holds degrees in theology from the Universities of Durham and Cambridge, and an MBA from Edinburgh University.

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'...she offers key insights for Church of England thinking on how faith engages with capitalism. In this regard, she has provided what she promised. A worthy read!' - Stuart Weir, Faith in Business Quarterly