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The mission of the Acton Institute is to promote a free, virtuous, and humane society. This direction recognizes the benefits of a limited government, but also the beneficent consequences of a free market. It embraces an objective framework of moral values, but also recognizes and appreciates the subjective nature of economic value. It views justice as a duty of all to give the one his due but, more importantly, as an individual obligation to serve the common good and not just his own needs and wants. In order to promote a more profound understanding of the coming together of faith and liberty, the Institute involves members of religious, business, and academic spheres in its various seminars, publications, and academic activities. It is our hope that by demonstrating the compatibility of faith, liberty, and free economic activity, religious leaders and entrepreneurs can contribute by helping to shape a society that is secure, free, and virtuous.

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Lord Acton's famous quote: "Absolute power corrupts absolutely"
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Justice in Taxation
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 34,720. Language: American English. Published: March 5, 2018 by Acton Institute. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Christian Education / General
As with many topics within Catholic social teaching, the virtues of justice and prudence are indispensable tools in our efforts to assess and generate tax policies that truly serve the good of all. Professor Robert Kennedy displays the same virtues as he recounts the history of taxation, analyzes its moral dimensions, and considers the merits and demerits of contemporary theories and practices...
The Evidence of Things Not Seen: Reflections on Faith, Science, and Economics
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 17,100. Language: English. Published: December 1, 2017 by Acton Institute. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Christianity / Christian Science
Religious and non-religious people alike commonly assert that religion and science occupy two entirely separate and distinct realms. There can be, it is said, neither conflict nor concourse between them. But what if science and religion share something deeply mysterious in common? What if that mysterious commonality is faith?
Wealth Creation: The Solution to Poverty
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 16,540. Language: English. Published: October 22, 2017 by Acton Institute. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Christianity
Care for the poor has been a hallmark of Christianity since its beginning. Yet the economic world that provides the context for both Christianity and poverty has changed dramatically since the time of Christ. Professor William Luckey helps us to understand that context by tracing the history of Christian thought on poverty and wealth, as well as the history of wealth creation.
La Agenda Social: Colección de Textos del Magisterio
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 58,980. Language: Spanish. Published: October 15, 2017 by Acton Institute. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Christianity
Los estudiantes, maestros y todos aquellos que se interesan por un mejor conocimiento de la doctrina social de la Iglesia, encontrarán dentro de esta colección las declaraciones principales de los pontífices romanos, entre una variedad de textos, incluyendo las encíclicas papales, las cartas apostólicas y los documentos conciliares, acerca de asuntos relacionados con política, economía y cultura.
A Agenda Social: Colecçâo de Textos Magisteriais
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 54,500. Language: Portuguese. Published: October 15, 2017 by Acton Institute. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Christianity
Os estudante e professores, bem como todos aqueles que procuram um melhor conhecimento da doutrina social da Igreja, encontrarão nesta coleção as declarações principais dos sumos pontífices, a partir de uma vasta gama de textos, incluindo as encíclicas papais, as cartas apostólicas e os documentos Conciliares, sobre assuntos relacionados com a política, a economia e a cultura.
Agenda Sociale: Raccolta di Testi del Magistero
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 52,690. Language: Italian. Published: October 15, 2017 by Acton Institute. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Christianity
Gli studenti, insegnanti e tutti coloro che si interessano a una migliore conoscenza della dottrina sociale della Chiesa, troveranno all'interno di questa raccolta le dichiarazioni principali dei pontefici romani, attraverso una serie di testi tra cui encicliche papali, lettere apostoliche e documenti conciliari su questioni relative alla politica, all'economia e alla cultura.
Die Soziale Agenda: Eine Sammlung von Texten aus der Katholischen Soziallehre
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 53,450. Language: German. Published: October 15, 2017 by Acton Institute. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Christianity
Studenten, Lehrer, und all diejenigen, die nach besseren Kenntnissen der Soziallehre der Kirche streben, werden in dieser Sammlung zentrale Aussagen der römischen Päpste bezüglich Fragen zu Politik, Wirtschaft und Kultur, stammend aus einer Reihe von Texten, darunter päpstlichen Enzykliken, Apostolischen Briefe, und konziliaren Dokumenten, finden...
L'Agenda Social: Une Collection de Textes du Magistère
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 57,370. Language: French. Published: October 15, 2017 by Acton Institute. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Christianity
Les étudiants, les enseignants et tous ceux qui cherchent une meilleure connaissance de la doctrine sociale de l’Eglise trouveront dans cette collection les déclarations centrales des Pontifes romains à partir d’une série de textes, y compris des encycliques papales, des lettres apostoliques et des documents conciliaires, sur les questions relatives à la politique, à l’économie et à la culture.
Foundations of a Free & Virtuous Society
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 50,950. Language: English. Published: May 28, 2017 by Acton Institute. Categories: Nonfiction » Philosophy » Social
Creative, quirky, and always winsome, Dylan Pahman builds a systematic case for a positive relationship between a biblical understanding of the human person and the economic flourishing that freedom enables. His tour of scripture, philosophy, and economics mirrors the curriculum of the Acton Institute’s highly successful conferences. Free-market advocates will discover a sound theological...
Lord Acton: Historical and Moral Essays
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 99,470. Language: English. Published: May 28, 2017 by Acton Institute. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Essays
Liberty is contested because it is complex. It is not merely a concern of political science or economy, an abstract philosophical concept, or a theological doctrine. It is all those things and many things besides; it is, as Lord Acton said, “the delicate fruit of a mature civilization.” To understand this complex and contested idea, the best place to begin is with Acton himself, the foremost...
What's Wrong with Global Governance?
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 25,200. Language: English. Published: November 30, 2016 by Acton Institute. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Christian Education / General
In an increasingly interconnected world, the question of how the world’s peoples should interact, cooperate, and settle conflicts rises to the fore. For many, especially among the global business and political elite, it is obvious that the path to peace and progress lies through the centralization of political power in governing bodies that are ever larger and further removed from the concerns...
Advice to a Desolate France
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 24,430. Language: English. Published: August 19, 2016 by Acton Institute. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Christian Education / General
Introduction and notes by Marius F. Valkhoff; Translated by Wouter Valkhoff; Preface by Albert Geyser Castellio’s arguments . . . are as valid today as four centuries ago. He based them on Scripture, common sense, common law, and natural law. He addresses them to priests, pastors, politicians, princes and the common people. He reminds them of the demonstrable truth that ‘tyranny engenders...
ReThink Missions Nav Guide
Price: $5.00 USD. Words: 13,620. Language: English. Published: May 24, 2016 by Acton Institute. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Christian Church / General
This full-color, magazine-style guide allows you to engage with the PovertyCure Video Series at a deeper level while forcing us to answer questions that will allow our missions and charity efforts to have the highest level of impact possible.
Not Tragically Colored: Freedom, Personhood, and the Renewal of Black America
Price: $9.95 USD. Words: 104,920. Language: English. Published: May 21, 2016 by Acton Institute. Categories: Nonfiction » Social Science » Minority Studies
Despite a seemingly endless series of programs, discussions, and analyses—and the election of the first African-American president—the problem of race continues to bedevil American society. Could it be that our programs and discussions have failed to get at the root of the problem? Ismael Hernandez strikes at the root, even when that means plunging his axe deep into the hard soil of political...
ReThink Missions: Real Stories, Real Impact
Price: $5.00 USD. Words: 20,270. Language: English. Published: May 12, 2016 by Acton Institute. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Christian Church / General
Is it possible that charity and missions efforts have unintentionally harmed those whom we are trying to help? Through real stories form the developing world, this book will provide you with a better understanding of how to ReThink your current missions efforts in ways that allow for maximum impact on those you are seeking to help. This quick read connects the ideas of PovertyCure to real...
Christ and Crisis
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 38,530. Language: English. Published: December 16, 2015 by Acton Institute. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Christianity / Orthodox
Charles Malik’s Christ and Crisis is an invaluable guide for Christians who seek to engage our world and come to terms with the challenges unique to the era they find themselves in. Each life, each unique historical situation presents its own crisis or set of crises. Today, we read of financial crises, the environmental crisis, the crisis of radical Islam, cultural crises, political crises...
Lord Acton: A Study in Conscience and Politics
Price: $9.95 USD. Words: 91,170. Language: English. Published: November 26, 2015 by Acton Institute. Categories: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Social policy, Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Religion and politics
Lord Acton is the author of the maxim, "Power tends to corrupt and absolute power corrupts absolutely." In this intellectual biography, Gertrude Himmelfarb regards Acton as a man more of our age than of his own.
On Christians and Prosperity
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 32,900. Language: English. Published: July 1, 2015 by Acton Institute. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Christian Education / Adult
Concern for the poor is at the heart of Christianity. Christians are also called to contribute to human flourishing and create the wealth necessary to alleviate poverty. In this wide-ranging essay, one of the great teachers of political philosophy of our time calls us to think prudently about poverty and prosperity within the Christian tradition. Fr. Schall engages with core questions about...
The Spirit Matters: Reflections on Economics and Society 25 Years after the Fall of Communism
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 39,280. Language: English. Published: July 1, 2015 by Acton Institute. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Christian Education / Adult
Though it has been twenty-five years since the fall of Communism in Europe, the questions raised by Marx and Engels and their intellectual heirs remain pertinent. Are human persons merely material beings? Are economic forces the decisive factor in human affairs? What are the sources of happiness, fulfillment, and prosperity? Do non-governmental institutions...
Catolicismo, ecología y medio ambiente: Reflexiones de un obispo
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 14,320. Language: Spanish. Published: February 20, 2014 by Acton Institute. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Catholicism
Es el ambientalismo moderno compatible con el cristianismo? Mons. Dominique Rey ofrece respuestas a esta pregunta crítica en esta reflexión teológica sobre las relaciones entre Dios, el hombre y la naturaleza. Más que una crítica a la idolatría del ambientalismo secular de la naturaleza, el propósito principal del Rey es para mostrar los católicos y los demás cristianos como pueden...
Demons of Poverty
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 41,460. Language: English. Published: February 18, 2014 by Acton Institute. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Christian Ministry / Adult, Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Inspirational
For ten years, Ted Boers, a well-intentioned, successful American entrepreneur, devoted himself to improving the conditions of the poor in Haiti. His journey would take him into many dark places including a crisis of faith that launched him on a mission to discover what he did not know and wished he had known before he began. This book is the fruit of that journey. It contains hard lessons...
Catholicism, Ecology, and the Environment: A Bishop’s Reflection
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 15,970. Language: English. Published: December 29, 2013 by Acton Institute. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Catholicism
Is modern environmentalism compatible with Christianity? Bishop Dominique Rey provides answers to this critical question in this theological reflection on the relationships among God, man, and nature. More than a critique of secular environmentalism’s idolatry of nature, Rey’s primary purpose is to show Catholics and other Christians how they can view the environment in a way consistent...
Creation and the Heart of Man: An Orthodox Christian Perspective on Environmentalism
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 26,280. Language: English. Published: November 3, 2013 by Acton Institute. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Christianity / Orthodox
Rooted in the Tradition of the Orthodox Church and its teaching on the relationship between God, humanity, and all creation, Fr. Michael Butler and Prof. Andrew Morriss offer a new contribution to Orthodox environmental theology. Too often policy recommendations from theologians and Church authorities have taken the form of pontifications, obscuring many important economic and public policy...
Catholic Education in the West: Roots, Reality, and Revival
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 23,520. Language: American English. Published: October 2, 2013 by Acton Institute. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Education
Catholic education has played a major role in the development of Western nations, yet it is in many places in crisis. To bring about renewal, it is necessary to revisit the subject with an eye to fundamental questions. What is the purpose of education? What is distinctive about Catholic education? What is the right relationship between schools, parents, Church, and society?
Islamic Theology, Constitutionalism, and the State
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 69,620. Language: English. Published: December 25, 2012 by Acton Institute. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Islam / Theology
One of the most critical questions facing the world today is whether Islam is capable of accommodating itself to the constitutional forms of government that first arose in the West. Needless to say, opinion is sharply divided on this question.
Property
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 27,840. Language: English. Published: December 15, 2012 by Acton Institute. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Christian Life / Personal Growth
Property is an institution fundamental to civilization. What is a Christian perspective on the subject? Is the Catholic Church a stalwart defender of private property or a proponent of common ownership? The answers to these questions are not always simple and straightforward. In these pages, Professor Wolfgang Grassl examines Scripture, the Church’s social tradition, philosophy, and economics...
Banca, justicia y bien común
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 30,700. Language: Spanish. Published: November 29, 2012 by Acton Institute. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Christian Education / Adult
El arte de crear, administrar, prestar e invertir el dinero siempre ha estado plagado de peligros morales. Por desgracia, el hábito generalizado de la banca de visión en una luz menos de lo positivo ha contribuido a la incomprensión de una actividad humana que no sólo contribuye a la prosperidad humana, sino que también crea una esfera de endeaver...
Una Teoría de la Corrupción
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 15,870. Language: Spanish. Published: November 29, 2012 by Acton Institute. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Christian Education / Adult
No hay mayor lacra que afecta al buen funcionamiento de cualquier sistema económico de la corrupción. Trágicamente, la corrupción es un fenómeno generalizado en los países en desarrollo. Se encuentra a menudo por parte de los funcionarios públicos que retrasan la emisión o elaboración de documentos públicos a menos que un incentivo monetario que se ofrece.
Ayuda internacional y desarrollo humano integral
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 20,800. Language: Spanish. Published: November 29, 2012 by Acton Institute. Categories: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Economic policy
Los cristianos en los países ricos tienen la obligación de ayudar a los que luchan por subsistir en las economías en desarrollo. La pregunta clave sigue siendo: ¿Cómo es este deber lo mejor de alta? Convencionalmente, los líderes de la iglesia a menudo han recomendado gobierno a gobierno transferencias de ayuda como una estrategia fundamental para promover el desarrollo en los países...
La Hipoteca Social de la Propiedad Intelectual
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 20,260. Language: Spanish. Published: November 27, 2012 by Acton Institute. Categories: Nonfiction » Law » Property
La crisis del SIDA en África ha dado a la cuestión de una vez-esotérica de los derechos de propiedad intelectual importancia crítica e inmediata. El tema de las patentes farmacéuticas es más que una dimensión de un espacio amplio y complicado en la intersección de derecho, la economía y la ética.
Pensiones, Población y Prosperidad
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 30,490. Language: Spanish. Published: November 27, 2012 by Acton Institute. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Christian Education / Adult
En los países desarrollados y en vías de desarrollo, seguridad en la vejez es una preocupación de suma importancia. Los países ricos se enfrentan enfermo sistemas públicos de pensiones, mientras que las naciones menos desarrolladas luchan por construir mecanismos viables para ayudar a los necesitados, ancianos.
El bien que hace la empresa
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 28,440. Language: Spanish. Published: November 24, 2012 by Acton Institute. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Christian Education / Adult
Uno de los principales retos políticos de la era moderna ha sido la de gestionar la integración de las empresas en la vida de la comunidad civil. Del mismo modo, los pensadores sociales cristianos han luchado para integrar la actividad empresarial en su cuenta de la moral, la justicia y el bien común.
Crisis financiera, populismo y el camino a la prosperidad en América latina
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 17,820. Language: Spanish. Published: November 24, 2012 by Acton Institute. Categories: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Economic conditions
Economías de América Latina ha experimentado un crecimiento sustancial en los primeros años del siglo XXI, sino el principio crisis financiera de 2008 puso en duda la sostenibilidad de ese progreso. ¿Cuáles son las claves de la prosperidad duradera en Centroamérica y América del Sur?
A Field Guide for the Hero’s Journey
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 34,960. Language: English. Published: November 16, 2012 by Acton Institute. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Christian Life / Inspirational
Do you feel like something big is missing from your life? Do you feel trapped, bored, stuck in a meaningless routine? It may be you think you're too ordinary to ever do something special. Perhaps you're afraid that if you try, you'll fail. The startling truth is this: Just about anyone can do great things, can live a life that's remarkable, purposeful, excellent, and yes, even heroic.
A Moral Basis for Liberty
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 15,910. Language: English. Published: August 26, 2012 by Acton Institute. Categories: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Economics
An outline of the moral foundation of the free market economy, built upon respect for private property and voluntary activity.
Catholicism's Developing Social Teaching
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 15,240. Language: English. Published: July 24, 2012 by Acton Institute. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Catholicism
An examination of the development of Centesimus Annus, Pope John Paul II's ground-breaking encyclical letter of 1991.
Toward A Free And Virtuous Society
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,500. Language: English. Published: July 14, 2012 by Acton Institute. Categories: Nonfiction » Philosophy » Ethics & moral philosophy
Occasional Paper No. 9. With an Introduction by Doug Bandow. A foundational description of the complementary relationship of freedom and morality. "Both freedom and virtue are under serious assault today...At this critical time, some supporters of either liberty or virtue are setting the two against each other, treating them as frequent antagonists, if not permanent opponents.
The Entrepreneurial Vocation
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 10,720. Language: English. Published: July 9, 2012 by Acton Institute. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Christian Life / Professional Growth
In this essay, Robert A. Sirico draws upon theology, philosophy, and history to outline the contours of what he calls the entrepreneurial vocation, and its relationship with the deeper Christian message concerning the incomparable dignity of man and the sanctification of the world through human work.
Catholic Education and the Promise of School Choice
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 17,360. Language: English. Published: July 2, 2012 by Acton Institute. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Education
American education is in crisis. Many public schools, especially those serving students of challenging socio-economic backgrounds, fail to provide the training necessary to succeed in a modern, global economy. Meanwhile, Catholic schools, traditionally the bastions of excellent academic and moral formation, suffer from funding shortages and lack of mission clarity.
Trial by Fury: Restoring the Common Good in Tort Litigation
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 26,490. Language: English. Published: June 21, 2012 by Acton Institute. Categories: Nonfiction » Law » Ethics & Professional Responsibility
American tort law has become the subject of public scrutiny in the last decades. The criticism cast against it is that its current state bears economic incentives for abuse. But the tort law system engenders an even greater evil: the perversion of the human person.
Liberating Labor: A Christian Economist's Case for Voluntary Unionism
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 23,510. Language: English. Published: May 29, 2012 by Acton Institute. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Christian Life / Professional Growth
Do labor unions offer the best protection for the worker? Published by the Acton Institute, Liberating Labor questions the assumption that Christian social teaching unequivocally endorses all forms of trade unionism. If we consider the church's defense of freedom of association, for example, compulsory union membership is clearly at odds with Christian teaching.
Inhabiting the Land
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 18,000. Language: English. Published: May 23, 2012 by Acton Institute. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Christian Education / Adult
John Paul II asserts the right to migrate and this monograph presents a defense for this case. But the meaning of right employed in this defense is wholly distinct from that employed in the contemporary rights language of public policy debates. Rather, the meaning of right in Catholic natural law tradition is analogous to the right to property, and not to the right to life.
The Social Mortgage of Intellectual Property
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 18,290. Language: English. Published: May 19, 2012 by Acton Institute. Categories: Nonfiction » Law » Property
The AIDs crisis in Africa has given the once-esoteric question of intellectual property rights critical and immediate significance. The issue of pharmaceutical patents is but one dimension of a broad and complicated area at the intersection of law, economics, and ethics.
Doing Justice to Justice: Competing Frameworks of Interpretation in Christian Social Ethics
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 19,030. Language: English. Published: May 19, 2012 by Acton Institute. Categories: Nonfiction » Law » Legal theory
This monograph attempts to unravel the distinct applications of social justice, economic justice, and distributive justice in modern Christian social thought.
Financial Crisis, Populism, and the Path to Prosperity in Latin America
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 15,750. Language: English. Published: May 14, 2012 by Acton Institute. Categories: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Economic conditions
Latin American economies enjoyed substantial growth in the early years of the twenty-first century, but the financial crisis beginning in 2008 called into question the sustainability of that progress. What are the keys to lasting prosperity in Central and South America?
Beyond Distributism
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 23,380. Language: English. Published: May 11, 2012 by Acton Institute. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Christian Education / Adult
Troubled by rampant injustice and inequality, many conscientious Christians advocate radical economic reforms. Distributism, a program that traces its popularity to Catholic writers Hilaire Belloc and G.K. Chesterton, promotes the widespread ownership of property by tempering the market with guilds or similar associations.
Judaism, Markets, and Capitalism: Separating Myth from Reality
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 8,280. Language: English. Published: May 4, 2012 by Acton Institute. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Judaism
Corinne and Robert Sauer, co-founders of the Jerusalem Institute for Market Studies, contend that "it is not at all true that Judaism is a set of principles that endorses income redistribution and other progressive social programs." Instead, they say, Judaism is a system of thought that more naturally aligns itself with the basic principles of economic liberalism.
Judaism, Law & The Free Market: An Analysis
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 51,960. Language: English. Published: April 20, 2012 by Acton Institute. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Judaism
Judaism and Jewish religious, legal, and moral principles are often regarded as translating into support for broadly social democratic economic positions. In Judaism, Law, and the Free Market, Joseph Isaac Lifshitz suggests that this claim is difficult to sustain once the traditional sources of Jewish wisdom are subject to careful analysis.
Banking, Justice, and the Common Good
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 29,080. Language: English. Published: April 19, 2012 by Acton Institute. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Christian Education / Adult
The art of creating, managing, loaning, and investing money has always been fraught with moral hazards. Unfortunately, the widespread habit of viewing banking in a less-than positive light has contributed to misunderstanding of a human activity that not only contributes to human prosperity, but also creates a sphere of endeaver in which people can genuinely pursue virtue.
Slitting the Sycamore
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 21,510. Language: English. Published: April 12, 2012 by Acton Institute. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Christian Education / Adult
The effectiveness of Christian participation in political, economic, and social life depends upon understanding the proper relationship between the Church and the world, Christ and culture.
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One and Indivisible: The Relationship between Religious and Economic Freedom
Price: $9.95 USD. Words: 61,480. Language: English. Published: June 11, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Religion and politics
In the twenty-first century, increasing persecution of religious believers across the world has brought renewed attention to the importance and foundations of genuine religious liberty. Too often, however, advocates of religious freedom fail to recognize the ways in which other aspects of freedom—including the rights to property and economic initiative—are intertwined with the freedom to act...
Theologian & Philosopher of Liberty: Essays of Evaluation & Criticism in Honor of Michael Novak
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 100,430. Language: English. Published: February 5, 2014. Categories: Essay » Author profile
Throughout his long and rich career as a theologian and philosopher, Michael Novak has written on a formidable number of subjects. Though most well- known for his contributions to the conversation between theology and economics, Novak has also written on topics such as the ethics of nuclear deterrence, the Second Vatican Council, the welfare state, liberation theology, concepts of subjectivity...
Religion & Liberty - Volume 20, Number 3/4
Price: Free! Words: 15,850. Language: English. Published: December 15, 2010. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Religion and politics
Religion & Liberty’s issue featuring an interview with ACT 3 Founder John H. Armstrong is now available. This double issue is a tribute to the 20th anniversary of Acton’s founding.
Religion & Liberty - Volume 20, Number 2
Price: Free! Words: 10,350. Language: English. Published: October 21, 2010. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Religion and politics
Religion & Liberty’s issue featuring an interview with Alexander Solzhenitsyn scholar Edward E. Ericson Jr. is now available online. Acton also published Solzhenitsyn & the Modern World by Ericson in 1994.

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