The newest edition of the Journal of Markets & Morality is now available online and in print (www.marketsandmorality.com).
This issue of the Journal features a Scholia translation of selections from On the Observation of the Mosaic Polity by Franciscus Junius (1545-1602), the Huguenot, Reformed, scholastic theologian. Best known as a professor of theology at Leiden University from
1592–1602, Junius authored this treatise in order to address rising challenges in the young Dutch Republic. In his translator’s introduction, Todd Rester summarizes the Republic’s concern, “[I]f Scripture alone is the authority in the Church for faith and morals… how does it apply in the realm of the Christian State?” Junius’ careful and sober analysis of the various kinds of law and each law’s proper sphere of application transcends his time and context, standing as a significant reference for anyone who may seek to address the question, “What relation is there between the Law of Moses and the Law of the State?” Furthermore, the interdisciplinary character and depth of the work serve as an example of the fluidity and overlap of often-perceived contradictory disciplines and methods of the time, such as humanism and scholasticism, theology and law. Thus, for the student of political philosophy and historical theology alike, On the Observation of the Mosaic Polity stands as an excellent resource for the study of the engagement between historic, Christian faith and the rule of law.
In addition to our standard fare of articles and book reviews, this issue marks the introduction of the Journal of Markets & Morality’s first publication of the symposium of the Theology of Work Consultation of the Evangelical Theological Society, which will appear serially in the spring issue. It is our conviction that this will serve as a helpful forum for an integrated perspective on stewardship, work, and economics for both business and ministry leaders.
You can sign up for a subscription at www.marketsandmorality.com, including the very affordable electronic-only access option.
Other articles included in this issue:
Stephen P. Barrows, “Labor Economics and the Development of Papal Social Encyclicals”
Michael Troilo, “Caritas in Veritate, Hybrid Firms, and Institutional Arrangements”
Stephen F. Copp, “A Theology of Incorporation with Limited Liability”
Brian K. Strow and Claudia W. Strow, “Social Choice: The Neighborhood Effect”
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