Adam Smith as Theologian Paperback

by Oslington, Paul;

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Adam Smith as Theologian

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Adam Smith wrote in a Scotland where Calvinism, Continental natural law theory, Stoic philosophy, and the Newtonian tradition of scientific natural theology were key to the intellectual lives of his contemporaries. But what impact did these ideas have on Smith's system? What was Smith's understanding of nature, divine providence, and theodicy? How was the new discourse of political economy positioned in relation to moral philosophy and theology? In this volume a team of distinguished contributors consider Smith's work in relation to its Scottish Enlightenment religious background, and offer stimulating theological interpretations of his account of fallible human nature, his providential account of markets, and his invisible hand metaphor. Adam Smith as Theologian it is a pioneering study which will alter our view of Smith and open up new lines of thinking about contemporary economics.

Adam Smith as Theologian was published by Taylor & Francis Ltd in April 2011. The ISBN for Adam Smith as Theologian is 9781138008793.

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Details for Adam Smith as Theologian

Book FormatPaperback
PublisherTaylor & Francis Ltd (April 2011)
Number of Pages166
Thickness9 mm
Height229 mm
Width152 mm
Product Code4260965
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