Entrepreneurship, Human Livelihood, The Bible and Christian Living

Livingstone Yao Torsu

Issue: Vol.6  No.1 January 2020 Article 3 pp. 27-34
DOI :https://doi.org/10.32051/01202003
© 2020 The Author(s). This is an open access article under the CCBY license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/).


This study engages a reading method of Matthew 25:14-29 to explore entrepreneurship and the governing principles regarding its relevance for human livelihood. It looks at theories regarding entrepreneurship and juxtaposes it with a reflection on Matthew 25:14-29. The parable concerns a certain man and three slaves who were given talents. Two of the slaves exhibited entrepreneurial skills by investing their talents. But one of the slave who was not innovative inclined, refused to invest his talent and was reprimanded and described as lazy. The study found out that the man’s intention for giving talents to the slaves was to test their entrepreneurial skills. The study recommends that the concept of entrepreneurship should be embraced and exercised beyond the boundaries of tribalism and denominationalism in order that more people can develop interest in it.

Keywords: human livelihood, entrepreneurship, the entrepreneurial function, entrepreneurial initiative, entrepreneurial behavior.

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LIVINGSTONE YAO TORSU, is an Assistant Lecturer in the Department of Theology, Heritage Christian University College, Accra- Ghana. Email: rev.livingstoneyaotorsu@yahoo.com

Torsu, Livingstone Y. “Entrepreneurship, Human Livelihood, The Bible and Christian Living.” E-Journal of Religious and Theological Studies 6, no. 1 (2020): 27-34. https://doi.org/10.32051/01202003

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