Can We Take the Religion out of Religious Decision-Making? The Case of Quaker Business Method

Rachel Muers, Nicholas Burton

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In this paper, we explore the philosophical and theological issues that arise when a ‘religious’ process of decision-making, which is normally taken to require specific theological commitments both for its successful use and for its coherent explanation, is transferred into ‘secular’ contexts in which such theological commitments are not shared. Using the example of Quaker Business Method, we show how such a move provokes new theological questions, as well as questions for management studies.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)363-374
Number of pages12
JournalPhilosophy of Management
Early online date28 Jun 2018
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2019

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