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Religion, Business and Wealth in Modern Britain : Routledge International Studies in Business History - David J. Jeremy

Religion, Business and Wealth in Modern Britain

Routledge International Studies in Business History

By: David J. Jeremy (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 26th February 1998
ISBN: 9780415168984
Number Of Pages: 195

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The relationship of economics, capitalism and wealth to the ethics and morality of religion has intrigued and challenged policymakers, pressure groups, theologians, sociologists, economists and historians for centuries. Here David Jeremy addresses these questions in the context of modern Britain. His preliminary survey of historical controversies within religion and business, and the accompanying chronology of significant events since the 1770s are an extremely useful introduction for those unfamiliar with the field.

"Business historians, especially Christian business historians, will find many of the contributions fascinating...There are some points of interpretation that will resonate with interested scholars, such as Rubenstein's suggestion that the advantages associated with ethnic credit networks have diminished since the managerial revolution.--Andrew C. Godley, University of Reading, (For Enterprise & Society)."

List of illustrations
List of contributors
Introduction: debates about interactions between religion, business and wealth in modern Britainp. 1
The relationship between religion and political economy
Christianity, secularisation and political economyp. 35
From canon to cannon fire: religion and economics, 1730-1850p. 55
Nonconformists and wealth
Methodism and wealth, 1740-1860p. 63
Late-Victorian and Edwardian Methodist businessmen and wealthp. 71
The Wiener thesis vindicated: the onslaught of 1994 upon the reputation of John Rylands of Manchesterp. 86
Max Weber, religion and the work ethicp. 108
Quakers and wealth
The Society of Friends and business culture, 1700-1830p. 115
Changing Quaker attitudes to wealth, 1690-1950p. 137
Ethnicity, religion and wealth
Ethnicity and money making in nineteenth-century Britainp. 153
The Weber thesis, ethnic minorities and British entrepreneurshipp. 170
Ethnicity, religion and wealth: a commentary on the uses of Max Weberp. 182
Indexp. 187
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ISBN: 9780415168984
ISBN-10: 0415168988
Series: Routledge International Studies in Business History
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 195
Published: 26th February 1998
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.67 x 16.36  x 1.78
Weight (kg): 0.53
Edition Number: 1