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Orestes Brownson After 1840

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/9780226137087.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

Unbeknownst to him, in 1840 Orestes Brownson began a journey that would transform him from a passionate critic of economic inequality into an almost Smithian enthusiast of international markets and ... More


Some Comparisons and Preliminary Conclusions

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/9780226137087.003.0012
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

Throughout its history, the Christian religion has been the starting point for remarkably diverse—even contradictory—political, social, and economic ideologies. Conservatives, for example, can often ... More


Divine Retribution and “Das Adam Smith Problem” Revisited

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/9780226137087.003.0016
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

One possible solution to “Das Adam Smith Problem” does not reduce the virtues to prudence and prudence alone. It is possible to synthesize Smith's two texts such that sympathy still matters and is in ... More


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