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Conference Proceeding

Peer Reviewed


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Scholarship Domain(s)

Scholarship of Discovery, Scholarship of Interdisciplinary Integration


In this paper presented at the Wesleyan Theological Society Annual Meeting in March 2014, two professors from Olivet Nazarene University – one from the field of Economics and the other from Theology – address the intersection of Wesleyan theology and ethics with the theoretical foundations of capitalism. The paper consists of four major sections:

  • A Wesleyan voice in the capitalist jungle
  • The compatibility of capitalism and Wesleyan thought
  • Elements of Wesleyan theology most relevant to capitalism
  • Toward a Wesleyan approach to free market economics


Paper presented on March 7, 2014, at the 49th Annual Meeting of the Wesleyan Theological Society, held on the campus of Northwest Nazarene University, Nampa, Idaho.