Protestants: Ethics and Business
EENI - Business School.
Subject: Protestantism (Christianity): Ethics and Business. Protestants Businesspeople. Syllabus:
Subject “Protestantism” is composed of four parts:
1- Introduction to Protestantism (Christianity).
- Foundations of Protestantism: justification by faith
- Principles of the Protestant Reformation: the “Five Solas”
- The figure of Luther.
- Ethical Principles of Protestants
- Protestant work ethic
- Protestantism in the World
- Protestantism as one of the pillars of the Western Christian Civilisation (Europe-America)
2- Major Protestant Churches.
3- Protestants Businesspeople.
- Pentecostals: Howard Ahmanson, Steve Strang, and Cyril Ramaphosa
- Baptists: S. Truett Cathy
- Methodists: Ray L. Hunt
- Presbyterians: Philip Anschutz
4- Protestant Personalities and Spiritual Leaders
- Albert Schweitzer
- Martin Luther King
- H.E. Dr Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma
- Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf
- Henry David Thoreau
Sample of the subject - Protestantism
Subject Description: Protestantism: Ethics and Business:
In 1054 there was the first great schism between Orthodox Christianity (Eastern) and Catholic (West). In the sixteenth century, the other main
division occurs Protestantism. Besides the religious cause; we must also take into account economic, political, or social factors for understanding this schism.
Protestantism includes a large number of Churches (Calvinists, Lutherans, Baptists, Pentecostal) that they refuse the Papal authority; they accept the principles of the reform (“Righteousness by faith”), the possibility that any believer can be priest, and above all the Bible as Authority and source of truth (Sola scriptura).
Of the 2,100 million Christians, there are about
800 million Protestants in the World.
When analysing the differences between Protestantism and Catholicism the student can be surprising, since ultimately the fundamental differences are not confessional type, but rather on the importance that each of these Protestant churches gives to certain concepts.
The “Five Solas” synthesise the principles of this reform movement.
- Sola Scriptura (“by Scripture alone”)
- Sola Fide (“by faith alone”)
- Sola Gratia (“by grace alone”)
- Solo Christo (“Christ alone” or “through Christ alone”)
- Soli Deo Gloria (“Glory to God alone”)
|Major Protestant Churches
United Kingdom, the Netherlands, the United States, South Korea, Latin America, and Sub-Saharan Africa
United Kingdom, the United States, and Sub-Saharan Africa
United States (Majority of Protestants) and Latin America.
United States, Latin America, Sub-Saharan Africa, and South Korea.
(1) millions of people
(2) 50 millions of Presbyterians, 30 millions of Congregational, and 5 millions of reformed
(3) Some Mormons are considered Protestants and others not.
H.E. Dr Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma (Chairperson of the African Union) is Protestant
S. Truett Cathy (Baptist):
Religions and Ethics: Zoroastrianism, Jainism, Hinduism, Buddhism, Taoism, Confucianism.