Item description for God and Mammon: Protestants, Money, and the Market, 1790-1860 by Mark A. Noll...
This collection of essays by leading historians offers a close look at the connections between American Protestants and money in the Antebellum period. During the first decades of the new American nation, money was everywhere on the minds of church leaders and many of their followers. Economic questions figured regularly in preaching and pamphleteering, and convictions about money contributed greatly to perceptions of morality both public and private. In fact, money was always a religious question. For this reason, argue the authors of these essays, it is impossible to understand broader cultural developments of the period--including political developments--without considering religion and economics together. In God and Mammon, several essays examine the ways in which the churches raised money after the end of establishment put a stop to state funding, such as the collection of pew rents and lotteries. Free-will offerings only came later and at first were used only for special causes, not operating expenses. Other essays look at the role of money and markets in the rise of Christian voluntary societies. Still others examine inter-denominational strife, documenting frequent accusations that theological error led to the misuse of money and the arrogance of wealth. Taken together, the essays provide essential background to a relationship that continues to loom large and generate controversy in American religious communities.
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Studio: Oxford University Press, USA
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.14" Width: 6.34" Height: 0.88" Weight: 1.05 lbs.
Release Date Nov 29, 2001
Publisher Oxford University Press
ISBN 0195148010 ISBN13 9780195148015
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More About Mark A. Noll
Mark A. Noll is McManis Professor of Christian Thought at Wheaton College, Illinois, and the author and editor of many bestselling books and articles, including Turning Points: Decisive Moments in the History of Christianity, The Scandal of the Evangelical Mind, and A History of Christianity in the United States and Canada. His most recent book is Protestants in America. In 1998 he inaugurated the McDonald Family Visiting Chair in Evangelical Theological Studies at the Harvard Divinity School.
Mark A. Noll has an academic affiliation as follows - Wheaton College, Illinois Wheaton College Wheaton College, Illinois Wh.
Mark A. Noll has published or released items in the following series...
Calvin Institute of Christian Worship Liturgical Studies
Library of Religious Biography
Library of Religious Biography (Lrb)
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