Religion and the Market: A Tour d’Horizon

  • Karl G. Jechoutek
Part of the Humanism in Business Series book series (HUBUS)


A review of the take of moral philosophy and religious ethics on the functioning of the market over the centuries yields a broad spectrum of attitudes and guidelines, ranging from hostility to realistic acceptance. Over time, religious thinking on commerce in the monotheistic religions has evolved, and some convergence with the business mindset is evident.


Jewish market ethics Christian market ethics Islamic market ethics Scholastic market ethics Enlightenment and markets 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Karl G. Jechoutek
    • 1
  1. 1.Independent ScholarBadenAustria

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