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The Relationships of Religion to Economics

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  • Patrick Welch
  • J. J. Mueller
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    The relationships between religion and economics are both complex and controversial. In this paper is explored one method for organizing those relationships. Four categories are examined which help identify possible options: economics separate from religion economics; in service of religion; religion in service of economics; and religion in union with economics. The paper begins with a definition of what is included under the headings of religion and economics. Next, each of the four categories is described and discussed. Conclusions close the paper.

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    Article provided by Taylor & Francis Journals in its journal Review of Social Economy.

    Volume (Year): 59 (2001)
    Issue (Month): 2 ()
    Pages: 185-202

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    Handle: RePEc:taf:rsocec:v:59:y:2001:i:2:p:185-202

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    Keywords: Economics And Religion; Economic Methodology And Thought; Social Economics;

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    1. Cosgel, Metin M. & Minkler, Lanse, 2004. "Rationality, integrity, and religious behavior," Journal of Behavioral and Experimental Economics (formerly The Journal of Socio-Economics), Elsevier, vol. 33(3), pages 329-341, July.

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