A theological response to a conflict of values involving poverty, dominance and inequalities

Donald Keith Gates*, Peter Steane

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Abstract

This paper analyzes conflicting aspects of individualism, egalitarianism and complex equality. In the course of our analysis, matters dealing with capitalism and neoclassical economics or economic rationalism are examined, as well as the related rise of individualism and policies emanating from proposals of Friedrich Hayek. Then a theological response to poverty, dominance and inequalities is outlined. Adherence to altruistic Christian teachings will help resolve the values' tensions faced by policymakers.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)193-202
Number of pages10
JournalInternational Journal of Interdisciplinary Social Sciences
Volume3
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2008

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Copyright Common Ground and The Author/s. Article originally published in The International Journal of Interdisciplinary Social Sciences, Volume 3, Issue 1, pp. 193-202. This version archived on behalf of the author/s and is available for individual, non-commercial use. Permission must be sought from the publisher to republish or reproduce or for any other purpose.

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