Religion and the Marketplace in the United States Hardback

by Anthony Santoro; Daniel Silliman;

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Religion and the Marketplace in the United States

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Alexis de Tocqueville once described the national character of Americans as one question insistently asked: "How much money will it bring in?" G.K. Chesterton, a century later, described America as a "nation with a soul of a church." At first glance, the two observations might appear to be diametrically opposed, but this volume shows the ways in which American religion and American business overlap and interact with one another, defining the US in terms of religion, and religion in terms of economics. Bringing together original contributions by leading experts and rising scholars from both America and Europe, the volume pushes this field of study forward by examining the ways religions and markets in relationship can provide powerful insights and open unseen aspects into both. In essays ranging from colonial American mercantilism to modern megachurches, from literary markets to popular festivals, the authors explore how religious behavior is shaped by commerce, and how commercial practices are informed by religion.
By focusing on what historians often use off-handedly as a metaphor or analogy, the volume offers new insights into three varieties of relationships: religion and the marketplace, religion in the marketplace, and religion as the marketplace. Using these categories, the contributors test the assumptions scholars have come to hold, and offer deeper insights into religion and the marketplace in America.

Religion and the Marketplace in the United States by Anthony Santoro; Daniel Silliman was published by Oxford University Press Inc in March 2015. The ISBN for Religion and the Marketplace in the United States is 9780199361793.

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Page last updated 14th October 2016
Author / Artist
Book FormatHardback
PublisherOxford University Press Inc (March 2015)
Number of Pages312
Thickness24 mm
Height239 mm
Width157 mm
Product Code4308374
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