1/28/09

"Capitalism and Christianity"

Ottawa Theology On Tap held a lecture featuring Richard Bastien:

"Capitalism and Christianity: Cooperation or Conflict?"


Is capitalism a 'Protestant' invention? Has the Catholic tradition played a role in the rise of capitalism? Why the tension between the Christian tradition and the capitalist 'spirit'? What does the Church have to say about economics? Why are so many Christians opposed to capitalism?



Richard Bastien studied public finance at the University of Montreal and at Harvard University and spent most of his career working as an economist in the Canadian Ministry of Finance, specializing in international finance. Throughout the 1990s, he was Canada’s representative in the Paris Club and in the G-8 Group of debt experts. Mr. Bastien is currently Director of the Canadian Catholic Civil Rights League for the Ottawa region and a founding member of ÉGARDS - the only culturally-conservative journal in Canada in either official language. He also writes for Challenge Magazine.

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