Productivity: Why the Innate Human Drive for Greater Economic Production Is Neither Greed Nor Materialism
Greed is not simply the desire for more; greed is the excessive desire for more. This is an important distinction, especially when our capitalist system is often misrepresented as being based upon, and fostering human greed. Instead, Wayne Grudem contends that the innate human desire for greater achievement is at base good and glorifying to God. In fact, humanity imitates their Creator by their creativity, hard work, and even abundant results. Learn why we can delight and take joy in not only the fruit, but also the pursuit of our labors.
This is a session from the Theology of Work and Economics Consultations and is a lecture from the 2011 National Meeting of the Evangelical Theological Society on the theme, “No Other Name.” The conference featured plenary speakers: Darrell Bock, Tim Tennant, and Kelly Kapic.
Wayne Grudem is a New Testament scholar turned theologian, author, and Research Professor of Bible and Theology at Phoenix Seminary, Arizona. He earned a BA from Harvard University, an MDiv from Westminster Theological Seminary, and a PhD from the University of Cambridge. In 2001 Grudem moved to Phoenix Seminary after having taught at Trinity Evangelical... read more
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