Academic WorkMy academic background was at the University of Cambridge, studying economics, the London School of Economics, studying sociology, the University of Nottingham in education and Stirling University doing teaching and sociological research. My doctorate was at the Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam in the philosophy of economics. The topic was Foundational Epistemologies in Consumption Theory, supervised by Bob Goudzwaard, Bas Kee and Sander Griffioen. Below are the main texts I have written, some of which are for sale. Also included is a collection of more topical articles that people might like to look at.
Much of my academic work has been engaged in looking at a Christian understanding of the three disciplines of economics, sociology and politics in relation to their secular foundations. Below is a list of research interests for anyone who wishes to discuss one of these areas. A fair bit of this study Elaine and I work at and share jointly, both in perspective and content.
Roughly half of my time is now engaged in research and writing, and the other half of my working time is as an artist.
Books For SaleJesus and Politics
(Baker Academic: 2005) 336pp
£14.00 including package and posting
This book looks systematically at the political content of Jesus’ life and teaching showing why he is the most important figure in human political history.
Marriage and its modern crisis
(Hodder and Stoughton, 1996) 240pp
£10.00 including package and posting
A Christian sociological study of the institution of marriage looking at the reasons for its modern crises.
Foundational Epistemologies in Consumption Theory
(Vrije Universiteit: 1993) 270pp
£12.00 including package and posting
This is a study of the way Consumption Theory in the modern era was strangled by the move to foundational (supposedly neutral) theory and the competing epistemologies
WritingThese will take a while to load fully load. The idea is that they are available to use with acknowledgement, unless it is stated otherwise.
Research InterestsMy research interests are listed below and I am happy to discuss these topics with people of similar interests through firstname.lastname@example.org.
Biblical and Christian
Philosophical and cultural