Reaching for Heaven on Earth

By Robert H. Nelson,

Book cover of Reaching for Heaven on Earth: The Theological Meaning of Economics

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this is the most profound book on the boundary of theology and economics in the past couple of decades. It has a depth of perspective, a scope of scholarship and a discernment that is rare in this field.-CHRISTIAN CENTURY

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Did it ever occur to you that economics might be theological, even a form of religious idolatry?

This is not, by the way, about the Worship of Mammon; it is about capitalism as a system of beliefs and practices.

Nelson carefully maps out the genealogy of modern economics, showing that its underlying foundation can be traced back to competing Greek philosophies as filtered through Catholicism and Protestantism. We have never been secular!

From Ronnie's list on explaining how capitalism works.

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