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In this thesis I argue that the obligation to love based on the Christian tradition requires Christians to disperse their resources in a way that significantly evens out wealth distribution and increases social justice. Christians disagree on the terminology and some tenets of the goal of the Christian life (e.g., deification, beatific vision, communion with God, salvation). However, the requirement to practice love is common to all of these concepts, thus making love normative for Christians. I argue that when love takes such a prominent role in one’s life, then it naturally influences how one manages one’s resources. If love affects how one handles one’s resources, then an outgrowth of love is more balanced distribution of wealth and increased social justice.
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Silva Viana, Débora, "The Economics of Love" (2020). Digital Commons @ ACU, Electronic Theses and Dissertations. Paper 250.