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Godliness and Greed : Shifting Christian Thought on Profit and Wealth.

Author: Skip Worden
Publisher: Lanham : Lexington Books, 2010.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Skip Worden shows the profound transformation of Christian thought on economics from the beginning of the Commercial Revolution to the fifteenth-century Renaissance. Worden explains how the general antagonism toward the pursuit of wealth before the Commercial Revolution turned into Protestant theologians' fighting against the prevailing view of a pro-wealth paradigm during the fifteenth century.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Worden, Skip.
Godliness and Greed : Shifting Christian Thought on Profit and Wealth.
Lanham : Lexington Books, ©2010
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Skip Worden
ISBN: 9780739139851 0739139851
OCLC Number: 855502340
Description: 1 online resource (330 pages)
Contents: Cover; Title Page; Copyright Page; Dedication Page; Table of Contents; Preface; Part I: The Patristic Anti-Wealth Paradigm; 1: Antecedents: Natural Wealth and Justice; 2: The Strict and Moderated Anti-Wealth Schools; 3: Augustine; 4: Medieval Voluntary Poverty; Part II: The Paradigmatic Shift; 5: Aquinas; 6: The Renaissance; Part III: The Protestant Reformation; 7: Luther; 8: Calvin; 9: Puritan Stewardship; Part IV: John D. Rockefeller; 10: Rockefeller's Business Ethic; 11: The Pietistic Puritan; Conclusion: On the Complicity of Christianity. Appendix A: A Translation of John Calvin's Fifth Sermon on Deuteronomy 23Bibliography; Index; About the Author.

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