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The Commercial Spirit: ‘The worship of Mammon’

S. A. Skinner

in Tractarians and the 'Condition of England': The Social and Political Thought of the Oxford Movement

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199273232
eISBN:
9780191706394
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199273232.003.0005
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter looks at tractarian criticism of the commercial spirit — ‘the worship of Mammon’ — and of the industrialism and economic individualism that threatened paternal social structures in ... More


God, Mammon and Flag

Paul French

in Through the Looking Glass: China's Foreign Journalists from Opium Wars to Mao

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622099821
eISBN:
9789882207622
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622099821.003.0002
Subject:
History, Asian History

The birth of foreign newspapers and a foreign press corps in China really begins in the small enclave of Canton, the city now known as Guangzhou, in what were called the Factories, the somewhat ... More


Two Singaporeans in America: Hwee Hwee Tan's Mammon Inc. and Simon Tay's Alien Asian

Eddie Tay

in Colony, Nation, and Globalisation: Not at Home in Singaporean and Malaysian Literature

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789888028740
eISBN:
9789882206762
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888028740.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter examines representations of America and Singapore in Singaporean writers Hwee Hwee Tan's Mammon Inc. and Simon Tay's Alien Asian. It argues that in so far as globalization fosters a ... More


From Capital to Community: Discipleship as Defection in Jesus’ Parable about a ‘manager of injustice’ (Luke 16:1–13)

Ched Myers

in Radical Christian Voices and Practice: Essays in Honour of Christopher Rowland

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199599776
eISBN:
9780191738340
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199599776.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies, Theology

The current global economic crisis provides a compelling context to revisit a biblical text that addresses wealth and poverty such as Luke 16. Two of Luke’s three ‘rich man’ parables occur here, ... More


From Hollywood to Broadway

Gerald Horne

in The Final Victim of the Blacklist: John Howard Lawson, Dean of the Hollywood Ten

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520243729
eISBN:
9780520939936
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520243729.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

When John Howard Lawson arrived in Hollywood in 1928, he was “dead broke” and “had heavy debts.” His family decided not to return to Hollywood; with their newfound wealth, they “bought a house out ... More


Friends of the Unrighteous Mammon: Northern Christians and Market Capitalism, 1815-1860

Stewart Davenport

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226137063
eISBN:
9780226137087
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226137087.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

What did Protestants in America think about capitalism when capitalism was first something to be thought about? The Bible told antebellum Christians that they could not serve both God and mammon, but ... More


Introduction: Self and Society in an American Modernity

in Friends of the Unrighteous Mammon: Northern Christians and Market Capitalism, 1815-1860

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226137063
eISBN:
9780226137087
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226137087.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This book seeks to address a single question: what did Christians in America think about capitalism when capitalism was first something to be thought about? Lurking behind this question is one of the ... More


Money and Salvation

Vincenzo Ruggiero

in Dirty Money: On Financial Delinquency

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
February 2017
ISBN:
9780198783220
eISBN:
9780191826252
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198783220.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

Although engaged in economic activity, the Christian elite continued to officially scorn those whose operations in the market violated Christ’s precept of fraternity among humans. These individuals ... More


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