Ecumenical Ethics & Economics: A Critical Appraisal by Mr. Jordan J. Ballor

Event Date: 
July 15, 2010 - 12:00pm

Waters Building - David Cassard Sr. Conference Room 161 Ottawa Ave. NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503


On the heels of the Uniting General Council of the World Communion of Reformed Churches (Grand Rapids, Michigan, June 18-27), and in anticipation of the eleventh General Assembly of the Lutheran World Federation (Stuttgart, Germany, July 20-27), Jordan J. Ballor takes a look at recent developments in the public witness of the mainline ecumenical movement. Focusing especially the question of economic globalization, Ballor responds to ecumenical pronouncements, subjecting the movement's witness in its various forms to a thoroughgoing ecclesiastical, ethical, and economic critique.

Short bio of the speaker

Jordan J. Ballor is associate editor of the Journal of Markets & Morality and author of Ecumenical Babel: Confusing Economic Ideology & the Church's Social Witness (Christian's Library Press, 2010). He is also a doctoral candidate in Reformation history at the University of Zurich and historical and moral theology at Calvin Theological Seminary.