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A teoria econômica da religião: aspectos gerais
[Economics of religion: general aspects]


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  • Oliveira, Livio Luiz Soares de
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    This work aims to present the Economics of Religion. The methodology used is a literature review. Shows the importance of religion from the perspective of Economics . It addresses the connections between Economics of Religion and Rational Choice Theory. We present the concepts of religious commodity, consumer and religious producers . We discuss the differences between the Economics of Religion and the Secularization Thesis, emphasizing, mainly, the empirical reality of the persistence and intensity of religious factor. Is commented on the level of religious beliefs among researchers of Natural Sciences and Social Sciences in the USA It also presents the origin and subsequent development of the Economics of Religion . Explains the issues on which leans this discipline , ie, its object of study . The main conclusion is that , given the specificity of the Economics of Religion, research linking religion and economics can benefit both disciplines in different ways .

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    Paper provided by University Library of Munich, Germany in its series MPRA Paper with number 52012.

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    Date of creation: 25 Nov 2013
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    Keywords: Religion; economics; market; rational.;

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