Encyclopedia of Business and Professional Ethics

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Christianity and Business Ethics

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-23514-1_96-1

Synonyms

Introduction

Christianity is a monotheistic religion centered on Jesus of Nazareth, the Messiah, or Christ, who was promised in the Hebrew Bible (the Old Testament for Christians). This is the world’s largest religion (33% of the global population) with about 2.4 million adherents, under different denominations.

Christians believe in one God, the Creator of heavens and earth, in whom three different persons coexist – the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit – and in the incarnation of the Son, born from a virgin named Mary. Jesus Christ became a man to redeem humanity, saving people from sin and introducing them in the spiritual Kingdom of God, the fulfillment of which will occur at the end of time. According to Pope Benedict XVI (2005, n. 1), the heart of the Christian faith, expressing the Christian image of God and the resulting image of mankind and its destiny, can be found in this words of the Bible “God is love,...

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.IESE Business SchoolUniversity of NavarraBarcelonaSpain

Section editors and affiliations

  • Domènec Melé
    • 1
  1. 1.IESE Business SchoolUniversity of NavarraBarcelonaSpain