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Christian Perspectives on the Financial Crash is indispensable for Christians involved in finance or who wish to participate constructively in building a better financial system.

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Christian Perspectives on the Financial Crash examines the underlying economic and ethical causes of, and lessons from, the financial crash of 2008. The contributors’ focus is on the longterm lessons rather than on the immediate action that has to be taken to deal with the consequences of the crash.

A number of the contributors examine important ethical questions. It is stressed that these issues are timeless: ethical renewal is important in building a more virtuous society at all times, not just to avoid catastrophic events. Other contributors look at where ethics interacts with economics and suggest new ways forward for Christian social teaching on issues such as usury, bank bailouts, the provision of credit, interest-rate ceilings and so on. The book also examines how the crash provides an opportunity for Christians to get involved in social action - through credit unions and other grass-roots institutions – in ways that can both alleviate the effects of the crash and also provide alternative sources of financial services.

Contributors:
• Professor Iain Allan, Visiting Professor at Cass Business School, London
• Professor Philip Booth, Professor of Insurance and Risk Management, Cass Business School
• Sister Catherine Cowley, Congregation of the Religious of the Assumption
• Francis Davis, Director of the Las Casas Institute on Ethics
• Philippa Gitlin, Director, Caritas Social Action Network
• Dr Samuel Gregg, Research Director at the Acton Institute
• Lord Griffiths of Fforestfach, Member of the House of Lords
• Abbot Christopher Jamison, Former Abbot of Worth Abbey
• Andrew Lilico, Chief Economist, Policy Exchange
• Mick McAteer, Director, The Financial Inclusion Centre
• Archbishop Vincent Nichols, Archbishop of Westminster
• David Redfern, Charity Fund raising Consultant

Additional Information

Author Philip Booth
ISBN 9780854397679
Cover Type Paperback
Dimension 13.7 x 21.6cm
Number of Pages 192
Publication Date April 2010

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