Review essay: Religion and the rise of capitalism

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    Abstract

    The title of Benjamin Friedman’s new book Religion and the Rise of Capitalism alludes to Max Weber and R. H. Tawney who argued there was a strong causal connection between religious ideas and economic behavior. In contrast to Weber and Tawney, this is a book about the influence of religious ideas on economic ideas and the development of economics as a discipline, especially as they are relevant to American capitalism.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)325-339
    Number of pages16
    JournalJournal of Markets and Morality
    Volume24
    Issue number2
    Publication statusPublished - 2021

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