The Resource Divine currency : the theological power of money in the West, Devin Singh

Divine currency : the theological power of money in the West, Devin Singh

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Divine currency : the theological power of money in the West
Title
Divine currency
Title remainder
the theological power of money in the West
Statement of responsibility
Devin Singh
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"This book reveals how economic ideas structured early Christian thought and society, giving crucial insight into why money holds such sway in the West. Examining the religious and theological sources of money's power, it shows how early Christian thinkers borrowed ancient notions of money and economic exchange from the Roman Empire as a basis for their new theological arguments. Monetary metaphors and images, including the minting of coins and debt slavery, provided frameworks for theologians to explain what happens in salvation. God became an economic administrator, for instance, and Christ functioned as a currency to purchase humanity's freedom. Such ideas, in turn, provided models for pastors and Christian emperors as they oversaw both resources and people, which led to new economic conceptions of state administration of populations and conferred a godly aura on the use of money. Divine Currency argues that this longstanding association of money with divine activity has contributed over the centuries to money's ever increasing significance, justifying various forms of politics that manage citizens along the way. Devin Singh's account sheds unexpected light on why we live in a world where nothing seems immune from the price mechanism"--Back cover
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Singh, Devin
Index
index present
LC call number
BR115.W4
LC item number
S56 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Cultural memory in the present
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Money
  • Economics
  • Political theology
  • 11.09 systematic religious studies: other
  • Economics
  • Political theology
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Divine currency : the theological power of money in the West, Devin Singh
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 251-267) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Incarnation and imperial economy -- The divine economist -- The emperor's righteous money -- The coin of God -- Redemptive commerce -- Of payment, debt, and conquest -- Conclusion
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
x, 280 pages
Isbn
9781503605664
Lccn
2017038483
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
  • 40028106114
  • 40028116528
System control number
  • (OCoLC)999509414
  • (OCoLC)ocn999509414
Label
Divine currency : the theological power of money in the West, Devin Singh
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 251-267) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Incarnation and imperial economy -- The divine economist -- The emperor's righteous money -- The coin of God -- Redemptive commerce -- Of payment, debt, and conquest -- Conclusion
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
x, 280 pages
Isbn
9781503605664
Lccn
2017038483
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
  • 40028106114
  • 40028116528
System control number
  • (OCoLC)999509414
  • (OCoLC)ocn999509414

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