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Divine currency : the theological power of money in the West

Author: Devin Singh
Publisher: Stanford, California : Stanford University Press, [2018]
Series: Cultural memory in the present.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Document   Computer File : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book shows how early economic ideas structured Christian thought and society, giving crucial insight into why money holds such power in the West.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Singh, Devin.
Divine currency.
Stanford, California : Stanford University Press, 2018
(DLC) 2017038483
Material Type: Document
Document Type: Book, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Devin Singh
ISBN: 9781503605671 1503605671
OCLC Number: 1002287407
Description: 1 online resource (x, 280 pages).
Contents: Incarnation and imperial economy --
The divine economist --
The emperor's righteous money --
The coin of God --
Redemptive commerce --
Of payment, debt, and conquest.
Series Title: Cultural memory in the present.
Responsibility: Devin Singh.

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