Introducing C.S. Lewis to the Business Ethics Student
There is a tendency to compartmentalize morality which prevents consistent application of moral principles in business and personal life. To effectively teach business ethics from a Christian perspective, a morality informed by a Christian worldview must be integrated into all facets of the students’ lives. The idea that there are morals for business and morals for the rest of life must be shown to be false. One way to do this is to introduce students to C.S. Lewis’ writings on the “Law of Right and Wrong” to show the students that morality is real and is not relative. The purpose is not to turn a business ethics class into a class on Lewis but to introduce Lewis’ simple, but profound, ideas to the students in order to lay a foundation regarding the “Law of Right and Wrong” as students begin a discussion of business and morality.