Idols of Nations (Paperback)

Biblical Myth at the Origins of Capitalism

By Roland Boer, Christina Petterson

Fortress Press, 9781451465440, 207pp.

Publication Date: July 1, 2014

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A survey which shows that the rise of capitalist theory was shaped by the way different economic philosophers - Smith, Hobbes, Grotius, Malthus, Locke - read the Bible. This book shows that the Bible was central to the theorization and economic thought of these key thinkers as it explores the distinct problems each sought to overcome.