Subscription Login to verify subscription
User
or
Notifications
Journal Content Search

Browse

Unrighteous Stewards in Biblical and Modern Times

Articles

Abstract

Recent accounting scandals have shaken the U.S. stock market and faith in the ethics of the capitalist system. We show that these accounting scandals and the parable of the unrighteous steward given in Luke 16 shed light on each other. We argue that the morals derived from the parable of the unrighteous steward include (1) that we should give alms; (2) that we should not be like the Pharisees who replaced God’s requirements with legalism; and (3) that, when placed in stewardship positions, we should be cautious that we do not allow our shrewdness to govern and, in so doing, ignore God’s requirements.

Jonathan E. Leightner and Pamela Z. Jackson, "Unrighteous Stewards in Biblical and Modern Times," Journal of Markets & Morality 10, no. 2 (Fall 2007): 339-355


Full Text: PDF

Refbacks

  • There are currently no refbacks.