At the Altar of Wall Street (Paperback)

The Rituals, Myths, Theologies, Sacraments, and Mission of the Religion Known as the Modern Global Economy

By Scott W. Gustafson

William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 9780802872807, 232pp.

Publication Date: September 21, 2015

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Shows how economics functions as the dominant religion in America today

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.

About the Author

Scott W. Gustafson has served as a seminary professor and a Lutheran (ELCA) pastor for over thirty years. Currently an independent stock-market investor in Herndon, Virginia, he has also written Biblical Amnesia: A Forgotten Story of Redemption and Behind Good and Evil: How to Overcome the Death-Dealing Character of Morality.