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God and Mammon : Protestants, Money, and the Market, 1790-1860 - Mark A. Noll

God and Mammon

Protestants, Money, and the Market, 1790-1860

By: Mark A. Noll (Editor)

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Published: 1st January 2002
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This collection of essays by leading historians offers a close look at the connections between American Protestants and money in the Antebellum period. During the first decades of the new American nation, money was everywhere on the minds of church leaders and many of their followers. Economic questions figured regularly in preaching and pamphleteering, and convictions about money contributed greatly to perceptions of morality both public and private. In fact, money was always a religious question. For this reason, argue the authors of these essays, it is impossible to understand broader cultural developments of the period--including political developments--without considering religion and economics together. In God and Mammon, several essays examine the ways in which the churches raised money after the end of establishment put a stop to state funding, such as the collection of pew rents and lotteries. Free-will offerings only came later and at first were used only for special causes, not operating expenses. Other essays look at the role of money and markets in the rise of Christian voluntary societies. Still others examine inter-denominational strife, documenting frequent accusations that theological error led to the misuse of money and the arrogance of wealth. Taken together, the essays provide essential background to a relationship that continues to loom large and generate controversy in American religious communities.

"....The sometimes contradictory positions taken by Protestants make for some of the most fascinating and instructive reading in this very important book....God and Mammon is and will be an irreplaceable resource."--Books and Culture (March/April, 2003) "[M]ark Noll has brought together contributions from several talented authors who explore the relationship between Protestantism and capitalism in the formation of American culture. The essays are well crafted and insightful, offering unique perspectives on the development of what is perhaps the most misunderstood yet influential of American cultural amalgams-the confluence of Protestant ethics and market values."-- ournal of Church and State "[T]his book connects religious history and business history in important and constructive ways. Religion, after all, matters much in affairs of the purse."--Business History Review "This book contains a wealth of information and interpretation, and is carefully documented with a host of references. The volume demonstrates that the religious beliefs and commitments of historical actors should be taken seriously when attempting to explain their actions"- EH NET "....The sometimes contradictory positions taken by Protestants make for some of the most fascinating and instructive reading in this very important book....God and Mammon is and will be an irreplaceable resource."--Books and Culture (March/April, 2003) "[M]ark Noll has brought together contributions from several talented authors who explore the relationship between Protestantism and capitalism in the formation of American culture. The essays are well crafted and insightful, offering unique perspectives on the development of what is perhaps the most misunderstood yet influential of American cultural amalgams-the confluence of Protestant ethics and market values."-- ournal of Church and State "[T]his book connects religious history and business history in important and constructive ways. Religion, after all, matters much in affairs of the purse."--Business History Review

Acknowledgments
Contributorsp. xi
Contextsp. 1
Introductionp. 3
Notesp. 22
Protestants and the American Economy in the Postcolonial Period: an Overviewp. 30
Notesp. 49
Charles Sellers, the Market Revolution, and the Shaping of Identity in Whig-Jacksonian Americap. 54
Notesp. 70
Charles Sellers's "Antinomians" and "Arminians": Methodists and the Market Revolutionp. 75
Notesp. 92
E. P. Thompson and Methodismp. 99
Notesp. 115
Finance and the Expansion of American Protestantismp. 121
A Tale of Preachers and Beggars: Methodism and Money in the Great Age of Transatlantic Expansion, 1780-1830p. 123
Notesp. 140
Benevolent Capital: Financing Evangelical Book Publishing in Early Nineteenth-Century Americap. 147
Notesp. 165
Philadelphia Presbyterians, Capitalism, and the Morality of Economic Successp. 171
Notesp. 185
The Economics of Sectional Strife and Revivalp. 193
Trauma in Methodism: Property, Church Schism, and Sectional Polarization in Antebellum Americap. 195
Notesp. 212
A Mere Calculation of Profits and Loss: The Southern Clergy and the Economic Culture of the Antebellum Northp. 217
Notesp. 231
Turning Piety into Hard Cash: The Marketing of Nineteenth-Century Revivalismp. 236
Notesp. 254
General Perspectivesp. 263
Protestant Reasoning about Money and the Economy, 1790-1860: Preliminary Probep. 265
Notesp. 282
Referencesp. 286
Afterwordp. 295
Notesp. 302
Indexp. 303
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ISBN: 9780195148015
ISBN-10: 0195148010
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 328
Published: 1st January 2002
Publisher: Oxford University Press Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.3 x 15.5  x 2.2
Weight (kg): 0.52