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Theology and Economic Ethics: Martin Luther and Arthur Rich in Dialogue

Sean Doherty


This book seeks to expand the self-critical resources of contemporary theological economic ethics by bringing the method of a pre-modern thinker, Martin Luther (1483–1546), into interaction with that of a modern contribution to social ethics, the Swiss theologian Arthur Rich (1910–92). The work is undertaken through a close engagement with a selected publication of Luther (his 1519–20 Großer Sermon von dem Wucher) and of Rich (his masterwork, Wirtschaftsethik, published in two volumes in 1984 and 1990 respectively). It is the first substantial treatment in English of Rich’s magnum opus. The bo ... More

Keywords: Martin Luther, Arthur Rich, economics, ethics, method, theology, social ethics, economic ethics

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780198703334
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2014 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198703334.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Sean Doherty, author
Tutor in Ethics, St Mellitus College, London