Political economy as natural theology : Smith, Malthus and their followers / Paul Oslington
- Oslington, Paul
- Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, an imprint of the Taylor & Francis Group, 2018.
- Physical Description:
- vi, 163 pages ; 25 cm.
- Routledge frontiers of political economy ; 232
- Machine generated contents note: 1.Introduction -- 2.Natural theology: philosophical and historical issues -- Introduction -- Natural theology and scripture -- Varieties of natural theology -- The British tradition of scientific natural theology -- Natural theology, creation and providence -- Natural theology and theodicy -- Conclusion -- 3.Early English theological roots of political economy -- Introduction -- Joseph Butler (1692--1752) -- Josiah Tucker (1713--99) -- William Paley (1743--1805) -- Edmund Burke (1729--97) -- Conclusion -- 4.Adam Smith as natural theologian -- Introduction -- Adam Smith's religious background -- Adam Smith's invisible hand -- Adam Smith's theodicy -- The future hope, nature and justice in Smith's system -- Conclusion -- 5.Natural theology and the emergence of political economy: Stewart, Malthus, Sumner and Chalmers -- Introduction -- Further Scottish background: Dugald Stewart -- Malthus' Principle of Population and its theodicy -- Development of Malthus' theodicy by JB Sumner -- Malthus' Scottish disciple Thomas Chalmers -- Conclusion -- 6.Progress and tension: Richard Whately and William Whewell -- Introduction -- Political economy at Oxford: Nassau Senior and responses by Richard Whately and Newman -- Richard Whately -- Political economy at Cambridge: Richard Jones and William Whewell -- Conclusion -- 7.The demise of natural theology and separation of economics from theology -- Introduction -- Explaining the separation of economics from theology -- Explaining the demise of natural theology -- The demise of natural theology as the separation of economics from theology -- Evolution as a lost opportunity to renew natural theology -- Subsequent developments in Britain, continental Europe and North America -- Conclusion -- 8.Reflections on the contemporary relationship between economics and theology -- Introduction -- What can we learn from this episode about what promotes fruitful and unfruitful exchange between economists and theologians? -- Frameworks for contemporary engagement.
- 9780415454810 hardback
- Bibliography Note:
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
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