The Marketplace of Christianity

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MIT Press, 2006 - Christian sociology - 355 pages
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Economics can help us understand the evolution and development of religion, from the market penetration of the Reformation to an exploration of today's hot-button issues including evolution and gay marriage.
  

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Contents

1 Religion Church and Economics
1
2 The Economics of Religion
13
3 Religious Markets
39
Case Studies
69
5 Economics of the Protestant Revolt
105
IncumbentFirm Reaction to Market Entry
135
7 The Establishment and Evolution of Protestantism
161
8 Catholicism Protestantism and Economic Performance
189
9 The Competitive Revolution in Christianity
233
Notes
273
A Brief Chronology of Christianity
309
Glossary
319
Index
333
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