What people are saying - Write a review
Review: The Marketplace of ChristianityUser Review - Reed Business Information.
Taking a page from 18th-century economic theorist Adam Smith's The Wealth of Nations, the authors (all economists) provocatively develop an economic theory of religion, especially Christianity. In the ... Read full review
Other editions - View all
Akhenaton analysis animistic behavior belief beneﬁts bishops cardinals Catholicism chapter Christian cities clergy competition consumer consumer surplus costs Council of Trent Counter-Reformation countries deﬁned demand curve demand for religion Diarmaid MacCulloch difﬁcult doctrine economic growth economics of religion economist effect Ekelund England established Europe example existential dread faith ﬁgure ﬁnal ﬁnd ﬁrm ﬁrst forms of Christianity forms of religion full price historian human Iannaccone income individual inﬂuence institutional Luther Lutheran magic magic and religion medieval church Middle Ages modern monopoly Nations nomic ofﬁce ofﬁcial organization organizational papacy papal particular percent political Pope practice price discrimination priests primogeniture proﬁt Protestant entry Protestant Ethic Protestant Reformation Protestantism reﬂects religious forms religious markets religious participation religious services rent seeking ritual Roman Catholic Church sacriﬁce salvation schism scientiﬁc sects secular signiﬁcant sixteenth century Smith social societies speciﬁc spiritual theory tion University Press variables wealth Weber
Page 22 - The God of Calvinism demanded of his believers not single good works, but a life of good works combined into a unified system.
Page 15 - The interested and active zeal of religious teachers can be dangerous and troublesome only where there is either but one sect tolerated in the society or where the whole of a large society is divided into two or three great sects, the teachers of each acting by concert and under a regular discipline and subordination.
Page 19 - Nothing but the most exemplary morals can give dignity to a man of small fortune. The vices of levity and vanity necessarily render him ridiculous, and are, besides, almost as ruinous to him as they are to the common people. In his own conduct, therefore, he is obliged to follow that system of morals which the common people respect the most.
Page 14 - The endowments of schools and colleges have necessarily diminished more or less the necessity of application in the teachers. Their subsistence, so far as it arises from their salaries, is evidently derived from a fund altogether independent of their success and reputation in their particular professions.
Page 22 - It is an obligation which the individual is supposed to feel and does feel towards the content of his professional activity, no matter in what it consists, ! See Reading 7.
Page 17 - ... the concessions which they would mutually find it both convenient and agreeable to make to one another might in time probably reduce the doctrine of the greater part of them to that pure and rational religion, free from every mixture of absurdity, imposture, or fanaticism, such as wise men have in all ages of the world wished to see established...
Page 19 - The most opulent church in Christendom does not maintain better the uniformity of faith, the fervour of devotion, the spirit of order, regularity, and austere morals in the great body of the people, than this very poorly-endowed church of Scotland. All the good effects, both civil and religious, which an established church can be supposed to produce, are produced by it as completely as by any other.
The Marketplace of Christianity - The MIT Press
Robert B. Ekelund Jr., Robert F. Hebert, and Robert D. Tollison ...
Blackwell Synergy - History, Volume 93 Issue 310 Page 265-265 ...
Marketplace of Christianity
Le blog du chatborgne / blog de livres