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Virtues and Economics

The Economy of Salvation

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

Authors: Bruni, Luigino

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  • First book concerned with a detailed examination of faith based economic and social relations in the first two Books of the Bible
  • Examines the Biblical foundations for a conception of social relations and sets it against secular notions
  • Offers a reading of some issues relevant for to-day economic and social life
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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. 


About the authors

Luigino Bruni is professor of Economics at Lumsa University, Rome. He studies ethics and economics, philosophy, history of ideas, and the links between economics and theology. In the last years he started to work in the biblical tradition from an anthropological point of view.

Table of contents (45 chapters)

Table of contents (45 chapters)

Buy this book

eBook $109.00
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-030-04082-6
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $139.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-030-04081-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Economy of Salvation
Book Subtitle
Ethical and Anthropological Foundations of Market Relations in the First Two Books of the Bible
Authors
Series Title
Virtues and Economics
Series Volume
4
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-04082-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-04082-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-04081-9
Series ISSN
2520-1794
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 187
Number of Illustrations
1 b/w illustrations
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