The Silent Shapers of Our Thoughts: The Relevance of the Concept of "Vision" in the Aftermath of the Global Financial Crisis

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Publication Date

Spring 2012

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Scholarship of Discovery


This essay is an exploration of the meaning and significance of the concept of “vision” in econom­ic analysis. It includes a definition of the term and its use by previous economists, its importance for the form and structure of economic inquiry, its relevance to an understanding of the debate over the future of the global economy in the wake of the financial crisis, and an examination of the nature of Christian reflection on this topic, particularly with respect to its significance for instructional design and the ongoing conversation about these issues within the church.


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