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Author Cox, Harvey, 1929- author.

Title The market as god / Harvey Cox.

Publication Info. Cambridge, Massachusetts : Harvard University Press, 2016.


Location Call No. Status
 Glastonbury, Welles-Turner Memorial Library - Adult Department  174.4 COX    Check Shelf
 University of Saint Joseph: Pope Pius XII Library - Standard Shelving Location  174.4 C877M    Check Shelf
Description viii, 307 pages ; 22 cm
Summary The Market has deified itself, according to Harvey Cox's brilliant exegesis. And all of the world's problems--widening inequality, a rapidly warming planet, the injustices of global poverty--are consequently harder to solve. Only by tracing how the Market reached its divine status can we hope to restore it to its proper place as servant of humanity.-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents I. Overview. The Market as god ; Sciences, regal and divine ; How the Market became divine ; How the Market creates people ; Biblical sources of conflict over usury and phishing ; Biblical sources of conflict over redistribution -- II. Disorders and infirmities. Top-heavy short circuits ; Big, big banks and big, big churches -- III. History : following the money. The bishop and the monk : Augustine and Pelagius ; Adam Smith : founder and patron saint? ; Adam Smith : theologian and prophet? ; Banker, philosopher, trickster, writer ; The Breath of God and the Market geist ; "Go ye into all the world" ; The liturgical year of the Market ; All desires known ; The Market and the end of the world ; Saving the soul of the Market.
Subject Money market -- Moral and ethical aspects.
Financial institutions -- Moral and ethical aspects -- United States.
Economics -- Moral and ethical aspects.
Economics -- Religious aspects.
Religion (DE-588)4049396-9
Marktwirtschaft (DE-588)4037653-9
Ideologie (DE-588)4026486-5
ISBN 9780674659681 (alk. paper)
0674659686 (alk. paper)
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