13 scholars contribute to this survey of past discussions of the workings of economic structures and of justice in interpersonal relations, cultural institutions and the social order. They investigate the sources in each historic period from the world of the Old Testament and the ancient Greeks through to Spanish scholasticism and its offshoots in the Spanish Americas of the 18th century and relate the ideas of writers from the past to modern discussions.by stating: aquot;I would ignore all crafts in the world and teach Torah to my son. ... trade, aquot; to aquot;lessen the toil for worldly goodsaquot; so as to leave time and spare energy for the study of Torah (Avot 4:12). ... The former, which emphasizes the importance of having a trade, states: aquot;Whosoever has a craft is like a vineyard surrounded with a protective hedge, aquot; (Tos. Kid. 1:11). ... Those philosophers who preceded them and their Greek and Roman disciples who succeeded them, held similar views.
|Title||:||Ancient and Medieval Economic Ideas and Concepts of Social Justice|
|Author||:||S. Todd Lowry, Barry Lewis John Gordon|
|Publisher||:||BRILL - 1998|