Ep 3: Ludwig von Mises vs. A Christian Scholar, Round 1 (Michael Gorman)

Summary – Ludwig von Mises vs. A Christian Scholar, Round 1 (Michael Gorman)

In this episode, we will define both ‘capitalism’ and ‘socialism’ and discuss how Biblical scholars often get capitalism wrong. We will be doing this by comparing Michael Gorman’s Reading Revelation Responsibly with The Anti-Capitalist Mentality by Ludwig von Mises.

Episode Outline:

I. Language is flexible and productive conversations need shared definitions
II. Defining ‘Capitalism’ and ‘Socialism’
III. Introducing Gorman and Mises
IV. Overview of Reading Revelation Responsibly
V. A response from The Anti-Capitalist Mentality
VI. The need for economic literacy

Media Referenced:

  • Philosophical Investigations, Wittgenstein  
  • Survey of Economics: 8th Edition, Tucker
  • Cruciformity, Gorman
  • Reading Revelation Responsibly, Gorman
  • The Anti-Capitalist Mentality, Mises

Next Week: My Libertarian Conversion – how reading the Bible in an ecumenical context shaped my worldview.

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