Business Ethics Today: Stealing
Clements, Phil; Grudem, Wayne
It is imperative that a Christian leader in business knows and understands the extent of their stewardship responsibility. This text provides an important insight into the scope and application of the Eighth Commandment in comprehending God’s way to do business and our responsibility to be just and productive as we seek to honor and serve Him.See All
Chairman Emeritus, The ServiceMaster CompanyChairman, Fairwyn Investment Company
Business Ethics Today: Stealing endeavors to consider the Eighth Commandment and its implications on how we do business. Using the Westminster Larger Catechism, specifically Questions 140, 141, and 142, this text considers the duties required and sins forbidden in the commandment “You Shall Not Steal.”
Stealing has five sections: 1) Theological Framework, with two papers, 2) The Role of Property Rights in God’s World, with two papers, 3) Social Structures and the Eighth Commandment, with two papers, 4) Specific Examples for the Application of the Eighth Commandment to Business, and 5) Church Leaders Helping the Business Person Keep the Eighth Commandment, with two papers. The overall theme of each section and its chapters starts with the fundamental principal or understanding of the overall role of Christianity in developing commerce ethics.
This text considers the positive implications of obeying the Eighth Commandment in addition to the negative aspects normally considered in a discussion on stealing. As such, many of the writers have entertained the compelling question “What would the world look like if no one stole?” in connection to their individual topics being considered.
Preceding each section is an editorial comment on the group of papers and a specific comment on each paper. The Introduction and Editorial Comments are designed to aid the reader, making this text a wonderful tool for the individual and small group study!
Men like Peter Lillback, Robert Doll, Wayne Grudem, Bill Edgar, Philip Clements and Philip Ryken have each written chapters engaging in these important discussions in Business Ethics. With these men and many others, Business Ethics Today: Stealing, is a must read for anyone passionate about doing business in God's world.
Published September 2011
About the Author
Philip Clements is the former Executive Vice President of Standard & Poor's Corporate Value Consulting.
Peter Lillback is President and Adjunct Professor of Historical Theology at Westminster Theological Seminary, and Pastor of Proclamation Presbyterian Church (PCA).
Dr. Wayne Grudem is a graduate of Harvard, Westminster Theological Seminary, and the University of Cambridge, England. He is the former president of the Council on Biblical Manhood and Womanhood and is Research Professor of Bible and Theology at Phoenix Seminary.