There are, in our time, many actors, activities and ethical financial principles that come under Christianity. Whether Catholic, Protestant or Orthodox, “Christian finance” complements the broad range of ethical finance (green finance, impact investing, etc.).
The reader will discover, among other things, Christian bitcoins, the activities of the Knights Templar, the controversy on the loan of interest, or the kirchliche Banken.
He will be able to perfect his knowledge of Christian financial actors in Europe, Africa or America. His reading may also lead him to take an interest in the Medici popes, the pawnshops, or the trinus contractus. Unless his curiosity leads him, more simply, to question the springs of consequentialism, the ethics of virtues or “structures of financial sin”?
This book presents, in a didactic way, the fundamental notions of “Christian finance”. Accessible to all, it is particularly intended for students, academics and practitioners, Christians or not, curious about economic history and who hope for a fairer finance.
A lawyer specializing in banking and finance law, has worked in several international law firms and financial institutions. He also co-founded the Observatory of Christian Finance and the Ethical-Financial Committee “” Princificat “”.