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Just Business: Christian Ethics for the Marketplace

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"An ethical man is a Christian holding four aces." So said Mark Twain. But practicing Christians, at least, want to be ethical in all areas of life and work--not just when they are holding four aces. To those faced with the many questions and quandaries of doing business with integrity, Alexander Hill offers a place to begin. Alexander Hill carefully explores the ...more
Paperback, 276 pages
Published February 10th 2008 by IVP Academic (first published March 1997)
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Mark Oppenlander
Man, I really wanted to like this book more. Alec Hill was the former Dean of SPU's School of Business and Economics and he's currently the President of InterVarsity Christian Fellowship. I know a number of my friends and colleagues who really admire him and every time I hear him speak in person, I like what he has to say. But this book, written over a decade ago, didn't work for me.

Maybe I went in to reading it with the wrong expectations. I was expecting a good book on how one might behave eth
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Donovan Richards
May 12, 2011 Donovan Richards rated it liked it
It’s Because We Can Ask, “Why?”

The exploration of meaning in the lives of individuals provides a fascinating difference between human beings and other living organisms. Instead of engaging in simple reactions to stimuli, human beings possess the capacity to ponder these actions at a deeper level.

While a bird eats for sustenance, humans can not only ask but also reason to an answer concerning why the consumption of food is vital. In the case of living in a community, humanity enjoys the ability t
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Henry Jin
Feb 03, 2010 Henry Jin rated it liked it
A good description of how business should be modeled after the character of God...enjoyed the first half of the book (true and false views of Christian responsibility within business) more than the second half (topics). However, what's missing now is the missional drive - I wish there was some more information about how/where Christians should be using this framework. Alas, perhaps for another book...
Candice Frank
Mar 20, 2014 Candice Frank rated it liked it
I had to read this in an economics class. I thought it was well done, but it bored me. Although if you were reading it as a business person I can see having a different perspective.
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