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Oekonomie des Glaubens? (Economics of Religion?)


  • Birger P. Priddat


Eine Oekonomie des Glaubens zu schreiben ist gewagt, weil sie das, was die Religion ausmacht, zu verfehlen droht. Aber wenn sich herausstellen koennte, dass sie mehr umfasste als eine Applikation des (mundanen) oekonomischen Denkens, und dennoch eine Logik zeigte, waere etwas gewonnen: Wir koennten der oeconomia divina eine moderne Lesart hinzufuegen. (Religious faith is based on a different economic logic. It is a double space-economy: the worldly space of human life and God’s space of heaven, the last one as a space for a second–life of the soul. Religious men have to reflect their lifes in behalf of their placement in heaven. But it is no decision of man to enter heaven after death; it belongs to God’s grace. So we cannot easily transform this economy of religion into modern economics. It is a different gift-economy, but without any mode of reciprocity.)

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  • Birger P. Priddat, 2010. "Oekonomie des Glaubens? (Economics of Religion?)," Zeitschrift für Wirtschafts- und Unternehmensethik - Journal for Business, Economics & Ethics, Rainer Hampp Verlag, vol. 11(1), pages 25-34.
  • Handle: RePEc:rai:ethics:doi_10.1688/1862-0043_zfwu_2010_01_priddat

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    Oekonomie der Gabe; Gnade; Schuld; Glaube; Mitleid;

    JEL classification:

    • A12 - General Economics and Teaching - - General Economics - - - Relation of Economics to Other Disciplines
    • A13 - General Economics and Teaching - - General Economics - - - Relation of Economics to Social Values
    • B40 - Schools of Economic Thought and Methodology - - Economic Methodology - - - General
    • J24 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demand and Supply of Labor - - - Human Capital; Skills; Occupational Choice; Labor Productivity
    • J28 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demand and Supply of Labor - - - Safety; Job Satisfaction; Related Public Policy
    • Z12 - Other Special Topics - - Cultural Economics - - - Religion


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