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Catholicism, Protestantism, and Capitalism [Paperback]

By Amintore Fanfani (Author), Charles Clark (Foreword by) & Giorgio Campanini (Preface by)
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This classic work is an exhaustive philosophical, historical, and religious look at the relationship between Catholic and Protestant religious doctrine and both the historical and ideological growth of capitalism. Starting with a definition of capitalism, Fanfani examines how that definition squares with Catholic and Protestant teaching. He then looks at the historical development of the capitalistic mindset or mentality, and examines the growth of the mindset historically in light of both the Protestant and Catholic doctrine on economic life. This text will be of interest to all students of economic thought, philosophy, and Catholic or Christian studies.

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Studio: Ihs Press
Pages   192
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 9.16" Width: 6.02" Height: 0.56"
Weight:   0.6 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Dec 1, 2002
Publisher   Ihs Press
Edition  Revised  
ISBN  0971489475  
ISBN13  9780971489479  

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More About Amintore Fanfani, Charles Clark & Giorgio Campanini

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Amintore Fanfani was an Italian politician who served as prime minister of Italy six times and president of the United Nations General Assembly (1965). A professor of political economics, he was nominated a life senator in 1972 and became president of the Italian Senate. He was a member of the Christian Democratic Party. He died in Rome on November 21, 1999. Dr. Charles M. A. Clark is a professor of economics at Tobin College of Business, St. John's University. Dr. Giorgio Campanini is professor of the history of political thought at the University of Parma, Italy. He has written several books on political and ethical subjects, including the Catholic political thought of the 19th and 20th centuries (covering figures such as Rosmini, Mounier, Maritain, Sturzo, and Mazzolari). He is the author of "The Burden of the Camel: The Christian Between Wealth and Poverty."

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Simplistic nonsense for the economically illiterate.  Nov 29, 2005
This work has the dubious distinction of having convinced many well-meaning Catholics to become socialists. It consists in a collation of warmed-over Aristotle, economic misunderstanding and historical fairytale, all put together to justify the state interfering in every aspect of your (economic) life.

Did you know Capitalism was really identical to Communism? That you shouldn't be allowed to sell anything below what it cost you to buy/produce it (whatever that is supposed to mean)? That the state should not allow you to take out a loan or buy insurance, let alone advertise your business.

If you are willing to believe this kind of nonsense, by all means, go ahead and buy this, and I pray sincerely that you never end up in government.
The posthumous edition of Amintore Fanfani's seminal study  Jul 9, 2004
Catholicism, Protestantism, And Capitalism by the late Amintore Fanfani (1908-1999), is an impressively comprehensive and scholarly presentation between traditional Catholic doctrine and the spirit of economic capitalism. This posthumous edition of Amintore Fanfani's seminal and ground breaking study is enhanced for contemporary readers by an informed and informative foreword by Charles M.A. Clark (Professor of Economics, Tobin College of Business, and Senior Fellow, Vincentian Center for Church and Society at St. John's University, New York) and Giorgio Campanini (Professor of the History of Political Thought, University of Parma, Italy). Catholicism, Protestantism, And Capitalism is an uncomplicated read and especially commended to the attention the those of the Christian community with an interest in economics and theology.
Deeply Penetrating  Jun 23, 2004
For anyone who is interested in why our culture has produced the Enron's, WorldCom's and the like; or why increasingly our society is becoming one big hommage to corporate giants, have a look at this classic work of Catholic economic history.

The kind of economy existing up until the Protestant Reformation placed the economy at the service of persons, families and local communities. Today, it is the economy that is the lord of us all. We are "consumers" and "human resources." For anyone who hopes and dreams of a better way, this classic work of scholarship will give you the threads to understanding how we got to where we are and provide glimmers of what we must do to recover a person centered economy.


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