Economics as Religion From Samuelson to Chicago and Beyond
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Description: "Nelson provides a huge service to students of religion in his attempts to place economics . . . in conversation with theology."-The Christian Century "Market economics is best understood as a religion. When I first read this claim in a book by Robert Nelson . . . I had doubts. . . . [But] the more one thinks about the function of market economics in modern society, the stronger the case gets for treating it as a religion." -The Financial Times "In his groundbreaking study, Robert Nelson explores the genesis, the prophets, the prophesies, and the tenets of what he sees as a . . . religion of economics that has come into full blossom in latter-day America."-America: The National Catholic Weekly "As a history of modern neoclassical economic theory, [Nelson's book] is exemplary. An exceedingly well-written book."-Journal of Economic Issues "Nelson does not regard 'theology' as a cuss word, and so his detailed study of the theology underlying Samuelsonian and Chicagoan economics is not a put-down. It's a way of seeing the rhetoric of fundamental belief-what has been called vision. Nelson . . . speaks with authority from within the field. . . . His grasp of modern economics is broad and firm. And so in theology, too. It's an important, even an amazing book: Luther meets Smith."-Deirdre McCloskey, University of Illinois at Chicago
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Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Pennsylvania State University Press
Publication date: 10/18/2002
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
|Introduction: The Market Paradox|
|The Laws of Economics as the New Word of God|
|Tenets of Economic Faith|
|A Secular Great Awakening|
|Theological Messages of Samuelson's Economics|
|The Market Mechanism as a Religious Statement|
|Apostle of Scientific Management|
|The Gods of Chicago|
|Frank Knight and Original Sin|
|Knight Versus Friedman Versus Stigler|
|Chicago Versus the Ten Commandments|
|Religion and the New Institutional Economics|
|A New Economic World|
|Economics as Religion|
|God Bless the Market|
|A Crisis of Progress|