Michael Cafferky has a distinct advantage over most professors when he writes about business ethics from a biblical perspective: he has spent more than two decades in the trenches of business management. During that time he has had to struggle with the integration of the authority of Scripture in an often messy contemporary marketplace. His thoughtful and thorough discussion will assist any Christian who is serious about honoring God in their business calling.
-John E. Stapleford,
president, Caesar Rodney Institute
It's rare to find an ethics text that contains both a comprehensive analysis of key moral philosophies and insightful scriptural application to relevant business issues. Business Ethics in Biblical Perspective, however, offers the best of both in an interesting and engaging format. What's more, the text provides thorough treatment of a broad array of ethical issues in fields like finance, management and marketing that stimulate thinking and encourage evaluation via biblical themes such as shalom, holiness and sabbath. Business Ethics in Biblical Perspective is an excellent resource for current and future businesspeople who want their moral decision-making to honor God.
Business Ethics in Biblical Perspective offers students a clear biblical lens for discerning ethical issues in the marketplace. Well acquainted with both theological ethics and business, author Michael Cafferky adopts a holistic view of mind, heart and action and offers insight from themes in biblical theology. The book provides cogent treatments of all the major ethical approaches and includes perspectives sometimes overlooked, such as common sense. Opportunities for action in consumer behavior, accounting, global business, managing and economic systems are highlighted and a selection of timely cases allows students to engage their heart, mind and practice in a variety of contexts. Cafferky's work is biblical, thorough, practical and recommended.
Abilene Christian University
Making Christian choices in the web of global economic exchange is no simple matter. This book is a key resource for Christian business practitioners, educators and students who seek faith-based decisions in complex contexts. It recovers relevant Biblical themes and stories, considers conceptual frameworks for business ethics and applies both Scripture and big-picture thinking to on-the-ground business situations. I commend it to those seeking faith-informed foundations for business teaching, learning and decision making.
-Shirley J. Roels,
senior advisor and director of Network for Vocation in Undergraduate Education
Michael Cafferky and InterVarsity Press are to be congratulated on producing such a comprehensive and readable textbook on business ethics from a Christian perspective. It contains a rich diet of biblical wisdom and sound analysis. The biblical story themes, immersion in the nitty gritty and identification of fundamental paradoxes are particularly helpful features of the book.
Ridley Hall Theological College, University of Cambridge
Michael Cafferky in Business Ethics in Biblical Perspective has done a yeoman's job in developing a matrix of biblical themes by which to evaluate ethical systems while simultaneously engaging business activities with acumen. By using contemporary examples, case studies, summaries and analyses, and providing review and discussion questions, he guides readers into a holistic personal and corporate engagement with business ethics as both people of business and followers of Christ living within the economic realities of our world. This work will be a resource, a tool and a survey that will be used repeatedly for learners of Christian business (and all believers who live in our world), whether as college students, advanced business practitioners or active embedded citizens of heaven who are interested in truly integrating their faith and life in the pew, the marketplace and the world.