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The Economy of Salvation

Ethical and Anthropological Foundations of Market Relations in the First Two Books of the Bible

  • Luigino Bruni

Part of the Virtues and Economics book series (VIEC, volume 4)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Genesis

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  3. Exodus

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About this book

Introduction

This book provides a systematic commentary on the first two books of the Bible: Genesis and Exodus. Drawing on these two essential books, it subsequently offers new readings of several issues relevant for today’s economic and social life.

Western Humanism has its own founding cultural and symbolic codes. One of them is the Bible, which has for millennia provided a wealth of expressions on politics and love, death and economy, hope and doom. Biblical stories have been revived and reinterpreted by hundreds of generations, and have informed many of our most beautiful works of art, not to mention the dreams of children and adults alike. And they have given us hope during the many painful times of exile and oppression that we have gone through, and are going through still.

Among the books of the Bible, in both the Jewish and Christian traditions, Genesis and Exodus represent the true foundation of biblical theology and anthropology, but in them we also find the roots of the culture of markets, money and commerce, which would go on to flourish during the Middle Ages and ultimately form the ‘spirit of capitalism’ (Max Weber) or the ‘religion of capitalism’ (Walter Benjamin) in the modern era. 

This book examines the Biblical foundations of our conception of social relations, and offers new insights on the present economic and social discourse. 

Keywords

Economics and religion Book of Genesis Ethical and Spiritual Foundations of Economic Relations Book of Exodus Theological roots of modern economics Fundamental concepts of Economics Economy and Economics Bible and Economics Biblical economy The tree of the knowledge of good and evil Inhabiting the Realm of the Human Biblical Economics Face of God Earth Is Pure Gift Law of Daily Bread Why the World Doesn't End Forgiving is a Blessing Struggle Blessing of Moses

Authors and affiliations

  • Luigino Bruni
    • 1
  1. 1.GEPLI Department – EconomicsLibera Università Maria SS. AssuntaRomaItaly

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-04082-6
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2019
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Religion and Philosophy
  • Print ISBN 978-3-030-04081-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-030-04082-6
  • Series Print ISSN 2520-1794
  • Series Online ISSN 2520-1808
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