At the Altar of Wall Street (Paperback)
The Rituals, Myths, Theologies, Sacraments, and Mission of the Religion Known as the Modern Global Economy
William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 9780802872807, 232pp.
Publication Date: September 21, 2015
In this provocative book Scott Gustafson argues that economics functions in our current global culture as religions have functioned in other cultures. He describes and analyzes the rituals, pilgrimage sites, myths, prophets, sacraments, and mission of Economics to show how the Economy is our de facto God. Discussing such topics as debt, economic terrorism, globalization, and money as the Economy's sacrament, Gustafson's At the Altar of Wall Street encompasses a broad sweep of history, philosophy, culture studies, economic ideas, and religion in its trenchant analysis.