The Invisible Hand?: Christ and the Free Markets

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In a world of hyper globalization and consumerism, what can philosophy contribute to our understanding of the market? Amid growing inequality and scarcity, what can Christianity contribute to a just philosophy of economics?

Join us for our eighth annual symposium as we explore the prospects and perils of the free-market.

Dates: November 16-17, 2017

Location: Boston, MA (Ellie Wiesel Center for Judaic Studies – Library)

Keynote address: William Cavanaugh, PhD (DePaul University)


November 16, 2017

8:30am – Welcome and Introduction

9:00-10:30am – Session 1: Economics, Rights, and/or The Good

“Is Justice Best Achieved as a Right or Good?”
– Jim Londis

“Liberal Justice: Teleology and Cosmovision”
– Fernando Aranda Fraga (Universidad Adventista del Plata)

10:30-12:00pm – Session 2:  Ethics and/of Free-markets

“Morality, the Free Market, and Affordable Care”
– Stacie Hatfield (University of Kentucky, PhD student)

“Sinful Depravity, or Better Angels? Extracting Economic Direction from the Biblical Clues on Human Nature”
– Roy Benton

12:00-1:30pm – Lunch

1:30-3:30pm – Session 3: Sabbath Economics

“The Messianic Sabbath”
– Andrew Blosser (Loyola University Chicago, PhD student)

“Sabbath Economics”
–  Sigve Tonstad (Loma Linda University)

“Apocalyptic Narrative Economics”
– Guilherme Borda (Andrews University, PhD student)

3:30-5:00pm – Session 4

Keynote Address: “Freedom and Unfreedom” – William Cavanaugh (DePaul University)

Response: Charles Scriven (Association of Adventist Forums)

5:30pm – Dinner followed by casual after-dinner discussion of papers

November 17, 2017

3:30pm – Business meeting*

*Meeting will take place at a different location

Registration: Please register by e-mailing The registration fee is $50 for non-society members and $25 for members. Payments can be made here or at the conference, but please register by sending us an e-mail. (Space is limited and priority will be given to society members.) The fee is waived for conference presenters and those who have already made a contribution to the organization of the conference.

Accommodations: Conference participants are responsible for their own meals, lodging, and transportation.

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