Lewis S. Mudge (1929 - 2009) was Robert Leighton Stuart Professor of Theology Emeritus at San Francisco Theological Seminary. He also wrote The Gift of Responsibility: The Promise of Dialogue among Christians, Jews, and Muslims, a companion to this volume.
Michael Kinnamon-- Seattle University Lew Mudge deserves to be regarded as one of the most important Christian-based scholars of his generation. This posthumous publication is an excellent example of his hopeful realism' -- fully aware of present social, economic realities while still daring to envision new possibilities for structuring economic life. My hope is that Lew's analysis of the current financial crisis, We Can Make the World Economy a Sustainable Global Home, will be widely read and will spur readers to pick up his other thought-provoking works. Clifton Kirkpatrick-- Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary With the capable editorial assistance of Lew's wife, Jean McClure Mudge, the volume on which Lew was working at the time of his death has come to life. He gives voice to the contribution of Abrahamic faiths to a just and life-sustaining economy. This work of theological and ethical imagination is a more excellent way' to shape our global economy. . . . Lew's words are as fresh and relevant now as ever. Martin Robra-- World Council of Churches What a privilege it was to listen to Lewis Mudge! In these pages his enlightened insights into the world economy continue to inspire us. . . . This book shows him at work as a great theologian, teacher, and lucid guide for those looking for orientation in the midst of our global crises.