Wealth in Western Thought: The Case for and against Riches

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Wealth in Western Thought
THE CASE FOR AND AGAINST RICHES

Edited by Paul G. Schervish

PRAEGER Westport, Connecticut

London

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Copyright Acknowledgments v
  • Contents ix
  • Preface xi
  • Notes xiii
  • 1: Introduction 1
  • Notes 12
  • 2: Antipopular Rhetoric in Ancient Greece 13
  • Notes 36
  • 3: Does the New Testament Have an Economic Message? 43
  • Notes 60
  • 4: Tracing a Genealogy of "Talent": The Descent of Matthew 25: 14-30 into Contemporary Philanthropical Discourse 65
  • Notes 97
  • 5: Capitalism and Wealth Creation 103
  • Notes 123
  • 6: In Another Time: Statements of American Reformers Regarding Wealth and Privilege 129
  • Notes 159
  • 7: The Moral Biographies of the Wealthy and the Cultural Scripture of Wealth 167
  • Notes 205
  • 8: Scripture, Moral Community, and Social Criticism 209
  • Notes 227
  • Afterword 231
  • Notes 233
  • Selected Bibliography 235
  • Index 245
  • About the Contributors 255
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