The Marketplace of Christianity
MIT Press, 2006 - Christian sociology - 355 pages
Economics can help us understand the evolution and development of religion, from the market penetration of the Reformation to an exploration of today's hot-button issues including evolution and gay marriage.
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2 The Economics of Religion
3 Religious Markets
5 Economics of the Protestant Revolt
IncumbentFirm Reaction to Market Entry
7 The Establishment and Evolution of Protestantism
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