THE RELATION OF ECONOMICS WITH THEOLOGICAL TEXTS AND EMERGENCE OF SOCIAL ETHICS
EKONOMİ BİLİMİNİN TEOLOJİK KAYNAKLARLA İLİŞKİSİ VE SOSYAL AHLAKIN ORTAYA ÇIKIŞI

Author : Tolga KABAŞ
Number of pages : 1-13

Abstract

In the process that started with the industrial revolution, Western societies quickly became rationalised and secularized. During this rapid, unsupervised brutal social transformation, violent social turbulances emerged. As a result of these violent social turbulances, it was noticed by the Western intellectuals that a social ethics as a moral science was needed. It is an inevitable fact that social life is an organic whole and includes moral dimension. Thus, social ethics based on Christian religion was developed in response to the social problems caused by modernism and capitalism in Western countries. For the development of social ethics, religious texts should be reinterpreted and adapted to today's conditions. With the industrial revolution, there have been great advances in science, technology, art and culture. Therefore, religious texts should be reinterpreted with a perspective based on progress and development. Social ethics based on religion includes the idea of progress, but it opposes the problems posed by modernism and capitalism. In this context, the separation of economics from theological sources and the emergence of social etics is briefly explained in the study.

Keywords

Social Ethics, Walter Rauschenbusch, Cahit Tanyol, Economics, Theology

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