Contemporary political theology begins with a genealogy, a historical journey that traces how theological concepts and commitments lie under the surface of our secular institutions and cultures.
By invoking the novels, Piketty makes it clear that the relationship between money and marriage can be reimagined.
As the United States struggles again through a time of economic uncertainty, optimism and faith in a generous God continue to find a prominent place in middle-class churches.
One of Capital in the Twenty-first Century’s most promising resources is the functional clarity of its approach to capital, which is precisely defined and deployed in a long term historical analysis of return rates on ownership.
Piketty’s achievement in his recent book Capital in the Twenty-First Century is to demonstrate in the language of positivist empiricism—today’s most persuasive idiom—a longstanding truth.
Whether we embrace Piketty’s conclusions or think some of his arguments are controversial, the success of the book should demonstrate the importance of economics for understanding the world of the twenty-first century.