In Pursuit of the Almighty's Dollar A History of Money and American Protestantism

ISBN-10: 0807830798

ISBN-13: 9780807830796

Edition: 2007

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Description: Every day of the week in contemporary America (and especially on Sundays) people raise money for their religious enterprises--for clergy, educators, buildings, charity, youth-oriented work, and more. In a fascinating look into the economics of American Pr

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Book details

List price: $38.95
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: University of North Carolina Press
Publication date: 3/5/2007
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 288
Size: 6.12" wide x 9.25" long x 0.91" tall
Weight: 1.210
Language: English

James Hudnut-Beumler is dean of the divinity school and Anne Potter Wilson Distinguished Professor of American Religious History at Vanderbilt University. He is author or coauthor of three other books, including Looking for God in the Suburbs: The Religion of the American Dream and Its Critics, 1945-1965.

Preface
Acknowledgments
Prologue: Sunday Morning 1750
Paying for God: The Genesis of an American Institution, 1800-1860
Capital Ideas: Building American Churches, 1750-1860
Reinventing the Tithe and Discovering Stewardship, 1870-1920
Paying the Clergy: Officials, Professionals, or Servants?
Stewardship in Crisis and Technique in Ascendancy, 1920-1945
Changing the Nature of the Firm: From Institutional to Consumer Churches
Churches Expanding in All Directions, 1945-1980
Ministers' Wives: A View from the Side of Labor
In America You Can Have as Much Religion as You Can Pay For, 1980 to the Present
Epilogue
Ministerial Support in the Methodist Episcopal Church and United Methodist Church, 1880-2000
Historical Price Series Conversion Scale
Notes
Index
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