Heavenly Merchandize Paperback
How Religion Shaped Commerce in Puritan America
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Valeri moves beyond simplistic readings that reduce commercial activity to secular mind-sets, and refutes the popular notion of an inherent affinity between puritanism and capitalism. He shows how changing ideas about what it meant to be pious and puritan informed the business practices of Boston's merchants, who filled their private notebooks with meditations on scripture and the natural order, founded and led churches, and inscribed spiritual reflections in their letters and diaries. Unprecedented in scope and rich with insights, Heavenly Merchandize illuminates the history behind the continuing American dilemma over morality and the marketplace.
Heavenly Merchandize by Valeri was published by Princeton University Press in December 2013. The ISBN for Heavenly Merchandize is 9780691162171.
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Details for Heavenly Merchandize
|Page last updated||17th April 2017|
|Author / Artist||Valeri|
|Book Format||Paperback / softback|
|Publisher||Princeton University Press (December 2013)|
|Number of Pages||360|