Religion, Business and Wealth in Modern Britain

Edited by David Jeremy

© 1998 – Routledge

208 pages

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Hardback: 9780415168984
pub: 1998-02-26
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About the Book

The relationship of economics, capitalism and wealth to the ethics and morality of religion has intrigued and challenged policymakers, pressure groups, theologians, sociologists, economists and historians for centuries. Here David Jeremy addresses these questions in the context of modern Britain. His preliminary survey of historical controversies within religion and business, and the accompanying chronology of significant events since the 1770s are an extremely useful introduction for those unfamiliar with the field.


'this is an interesting collection of essays on the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries in Britain.' - Crucible

'…it is a good account of an era too easily ignored in the secular economic climate in which we live…' - Crucible

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