THE GODS OF BUSINESS
Throughout recorded history, the primary sources of conflict in life have been religion and ethics. The 21st Century is right on track, from the war in the Middle East to sectarian violence nearly everywhere else. Hardly a day goes by without headlines about religious conflicts.
Additionally, the news is filled with the shenanigans of Enron, WorldCom, and Solyndra, forcing hard questions about business ethics to the forefront of peoples' minds.
The Gods of Business is an indispensable guide for discovering the intersection of faith and the marketplace. In plain language, Dr. Hallqvist Todd Gerald Albertson reveals the anatomy of the world's major religions - Buddhism, Christianity, Confucianism, Hinduism, Islam, Judaism, Secular Postmodernism, Shintoism, and Sikhism - and discusses how their spiritual traditions impact business ethics.
Provocative, eye-opening, and funny, The Gods of Business provides telling insights into the loudly proclaimed dogmas and silent subtleties that dramatically affect individuals - businesspeople, educators, politicians, journalists, students, and others - who are unaware of, or confused about, diverse religious beliefs, or who are just wishing they could turn back the clock and deal with their hometown ways of doing things.
The Gods of Business is, as the Midwest Book Review writes, "A 'must-have' primer for anyone unfamiliar with basic tenets of world religions in today's era of globalization.”
"A 'must-have' primer for anyone unfamiliar with basic tenets of world religions in today's era of globalization.
-Midwest Book Review
"Written concisely and to the point...I am adding it to the syllabus for MB755: Holistic Mission and the Use of Business in Global Outreach. This is a course I teach for M.A., D.Miss., and Ph.D. students at Asbury Theological Seminary."
-Dr. Tetsunao Yamamori, International Director of The Lausanne Committee for World Evangelization
"One of the top 25 books addressing the issue of faith and business"
-Business as a Mission Network
"The Biblical Christian world-view of America and the West has shifted to a 'secular world-view' that is basically anti-Christian. Jesus said in Mark 16, 'Go into all the world and preach the Gospel to every creature.' How do you do this without knowing the world-view they're in first? It is vital for the Christian to understand what they believe first. Albertson's book does a good job of explaining this tothe novice.
-Loren Cunningham, Co-founder of Youth With A Mission (YWAM)
"I am going to use this book in 4 sections (enrolling about 100 students) for a course I teach entitled 'Work, Business and Religion' (RTS 1590) at Merrimack College in North Andover, Massachusetts."
-Professor Mark Allman