Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/79011
Authors: 
Kreuzhof, Rainer
Ockenfels, Wolfgang
Year of Publication: 
2010
Citation: 
[Journal:] Management Revue [ISSN:] 1861-9916 [Publisher:] Hampp [Place:] Mering [Volume:] 21 [Year:] 2010 [Issue:] 1 [Pages:] 82-94
Abstract: 
In recent times, the question about the proper essence of a Christian economic ethics has rarely been asked explicitly. However, the concept of a post-secular society, as presented by Jürgen Habermas, offers renewed access. The necessary foundation for this approach involves the relationship between belief and reason as the basis for communication, the concept of 'being made in God's own likeness' as regulating factor and the association with the Christian way of life as a prerequisite for responsible economic activity. One possible consequence hereof is to see the social market economy as a third way, situated between socialism and capitalism, with its extra-economic prerequisites and its particular relationship between market and state. After all, the aim is also to consider the role of the Church as a global player and an intermediary of values for a civil society.
Subjects: 
Christian economic ethics
Catholic Social Teaching
post-secular society
political theology
social market economy
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Document Type: 
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