Trade and religion are both nearly universal features of human experience. What is the historical relationship between business leaders and clergy, between commerce and Christianity? Dr. Kevin Schmiesing summarizes the history of this interaction, offers illustrative anecdotes from the past, and reflects on the significance of these historical experiences for contemporary concerns about the integration of faith and economic life.
Research fellow at the Acton Institute. He has 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. He also serves as book review editor for the Journal of Markets & Morality