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Business Ethics
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[German Version]

Theological reflection on business ethics results in rich interpretive possibilities offering at least two distinctive yet intertwined meanings. Business ethics can mean either “ ethics of business” or “ethics for business.” This duality reveals the inherent linkage between the ethics of business qua business on a more general and theoretical level, and the more particular ethical issues faced by individual companies and their employees.

The Christian tradition has long been interested in marketplace affairs, evolving from Hebraic teachings on…

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Miller, David W., “Business Ethics”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 25 July 2024 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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