How can people of faith meet the challenge of living morally and faithfully within an increasingly globalized society? Much of the debate about the global market economy is polarized between pro-market ideology and anti-globalization activism. Global Neighbors sidesteps that dichotomy, presenting instead a nuanced, constructive approach.
Leading theologians, ethicists, economists, and church leaders here examine the Christian call to live morally, faithfully, and responsibly in today’s world. Each candidly addresses the complexities of the emerging global marketplace. If Christian faith is to help us in tangible ways to live moral lives, they say, we must rethink our perception of what it means to live as global neighbors. Who is our neighbor in a world of international commerce, travel, and communication? Should Christians embrace the global market economy as good or reject it because of its pitfalls? Such questions are thoughtfully considered by the contributors.
Combining creative biblical interpretation, Christian moral reflection, and business expertise, and providing a Christian reading of global issues only raised previously by utilitarians such as Peter Singer, Global Neighbors will be pertinent to a wide readership of students, scholars, ministers, church educators, and businesspeople.