The Acton Institute publishes both popular-level and academic books across the disciplines of theology, economics, ethics, and history. Acton Books consists of three publishing platforms: the Acton Institute imprint, Christian’s Library Press, and the Journal of Markets & Morality.
The Acton Institute imprint is the institute’s original in-house publishing outlet. This imprint includes books and monographs on a wide variety of topics across multiple disciplines. In addition to original works, collections of essays, and important reprint titles, this imprint features the Christian Social Thought Series and the Orthodox Christian Social Thought Series. Titles in these series address contemporary and perennial social, economic, and ethical issues by drawing on the rich resources of their respective traditions.
Founded in 1979 by Gerard Berghoef and Lester DeKoster, Christian’s Library Press has been committed to publishing influential texts on church leadership, the vocation of work, and stewardship for almost 40 years. The Acton Institute has administered the imprint since 2009, and the imprint has been expanded to include books on the relationship between the church and civil society, as well as academic studies and translations in the fields of economics, ethics, and law.
Journal of Markets & Morality is a peer-reviewed academic journal. The journal promotes intellectual exploration of the relationship between economics and morality from both social science and theological perspectives, and the editors welcome submission of articles written by professional scholars and graduate students in economics, theology, ethics, and philosophy.
On Business & Economics
Kuyper on the Positive Potential of Business In his vast treasury of writings, Abraham Kuyper addressed nearly every sphere of society, including politics, science, and the arts. But his views on business and economics are often overlooked because he rarely engaged with that sphere directly. Still, his doctrine of common grace has great significance for showing how Christ is at work in the workplace. In this anthology of essays, speeches, and reflections, we see Kuyper's attempts to think positively and creatively about the calling and potential of business.
Race and Covenant
The United States is consumed with questions regarding race, the legacy of slavery, and the nature of social justice. Where are people of faith to turn?
For most of the last two thousand years Christians have believed that God deals with nations as nations and enters into closer relations with societies that claim him as Lord. This belief in the national covenant, only recently out of fashion, is where Frederick Douglass, Abraham Lincoln, and Martin Luther King, Jr. turned when faced with such questions in their own time.
Acton Research accommodates in-house and externally-based scholars from a variety of nationalities, Christian confessions, and intellectual disciplines. These disciplines include theology, philosophy, history, economics, and law. The investigations of these scholars attempt to clarify the foundations of a free, humane, and virtuous society. Their work is guided by an uncompromising commitment to human dignity, economic liberty, the recognition of the benefits of a limited government, the pursuit of truth, and the compatibility of faith and reason.
At the Acton Bookshop, we offer books, periodicals, monographs, and media produced and written by Acton scholars and associates.