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Luis de Molina's De iustitiae et iure; justice as virtue in an economic context.


Luis de Molina's De iustitiae et iure; justice as virtue in an economic context.

Alonso-Lasheras, Diego.



245 pages



Studies in the history of Christian traditions; v.152


Alonso-Lasheras (moral theology and social ethics, Pontifical Gregorian U., Rome) presents a revision of his 2007 doctoral dissertation at Weston Jesuit School of Theology, Massachusetts. Only recently has the importance of Spanish scholastics to the history of economics been realized he says, and Molina (1535-1600) has emerged as a leading figure, though his doctrines on various issues have been studied in isolation. This account looks at his moral theology on economic matters as a whole, founded on the precept of justice as a virtue. He covers economics and theology and the birth of a new world; Molina's fundamental moral theology; justice and the origins of private property; and usury, prices, and money exchange justice as virtue in an economic context.

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