Description: Progressivism is a diverse, international movement that arose in response to industrialization in Europe and North America. Concentrating especially on the United States, Kevin Schmiesing joins us to summarize the principal ideas promoted by progressive intellectuals and examine their relationship to traditional Christian understandings of politics and society.
Kevin Schmiesing Ph.D.
Kevin Schmiesing is a Research fellow at the Acton Institute. He has also written or edited three books on American Catholic history and has published dozens of reviews, articles, and popular pieces in the fields of Catholic social teaching, Church history, and the history of religion and economics.
Description: Free competitive economies create broad levels of prosperity, yet at the same time can lead to increasing levels of inequality. Steven Barrows is here to give one of the strongest social critiques of the free-market system. He analyzes the sources of inequality, its social impact, and provide a biblical analysis of the distribution of gifts and talents.