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Baptizing Business: Evangelical Executives and the Sacred Pursuit of Profit

Bradley C. Smith


Historically confined to the disadvantaged ranks of the stratification system, evangelical Christians have increasingly joined the corporate elite, eliciting concern from some and sanguinity from others. Quantitative studies of the effects of religion on executive behavior have thus far shown mixed and inconclusive effects, and those few qualitative analyses that have focused on evangelical business leaders have generally emphasized conflict between religion and business but failed adequately to explore areas of consonance. While evangelical executives do, in fact, experience conflict associat ... More

Keywords: religion, evangelicalism, business, corporations, capitalism, business executives, workplaces, business ethics, corporate responsibility, faith at work

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9780190055776
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: August 2020 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190055776.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Bradley C. Smith, author
Private Investor