Loving the ‘Stranger’: The Key to Prosperity
Friedman, H. H. & Gerstein, M. (2015). “Loving the stranger”: The key to prosperity. Journal of Ethics & Entrepreneurship, 5(1), 49-65.
26 Pages Posted: 21 Jun 2017
Date Written: January 20, 2015
To love the stranger is a core biblical imperative. This paper examines the meaning and implications of this unusual precept. It demonstrates that the prosperity of all nations is contingent on their embracing and their institutionalization of this principle. As history testifies, hatred of strangers lay at the heart of countless wars and the demise of numerous ancient and modern nations and empires.
Keywords: Xenophobia, Bible, Ethics, Isaiah, Growth and Prosperity
JEL Classification: J50, M12, M14, M54
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