The Moral Witness of the Church on the Investment of Money and the Use of Wealth

Author: W. (William) Cunningham

Publisher: Hardpress Publishing

ISBN: 1290379750


Page: 54

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Historians and the Church of England

Author: James Kirby

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780191081002

Category: History

Page: 288

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Historians and the Church of England explores the vital relationship between the Church of England and the development of historical scholarship in the Victorian and Edwardian era. It draws upon a wide range of sources, from canonical works of history to unpublished letters, from sermons to periodical articles, to give a clear picture of the influence of religion upon the rich and flourishing world of English historical scholarship. The result is a radically revised understanding of both historiography and the Church of England. It shows that the main historiographical topics at the time-the nation, the constitution, the Reformation, and (increasingly) socio-economic history-were all imprinted with the distinctively Anglican concerns of leading historians. It brings to life the ideas of time, progress, and divine providence which structured their understanding of the past. It also shows that the Church of England remained a 'learned church', concerned not just with narrowly religious functions but also scholarly and cultural ones, into the early twentieth century: intellectual secularization was a slower and more fragmented process than accounts focused on natural science (especially Darwinism) to the exclusion of the humanities have led us to believe. This is not just the history of a coterie of scholars, but also of a wealth of texts and ideas that had a truly global circulation at a time when history was second only to the Bible (and perhaps the novel) in its cultural status and readership.
The Social Teaching of the Christian Churches

Author: Ernst Troeltsch

Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press

ISBN: 0664253202

Category: Religion

Page: 572

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In this landmark work, Ernst Troeltsch offers a history of Christian ethics. This expansive volume relates Christian ethical ideas to the changing structures of church and society from the period of early Christianity to the end of the eighteenth century. Troeltsch's classic work, first published in 1931, continues to speak to the present condition of the church and culture. The Library of Theological Ethics series focuses on what it means to think theologically and ethically. It presents a selection of important and otherwise unavailable texts in easily accessible form. Volumes in this series will enable sustained dialogue with predecessors though reflection on classic works in the field.
Christianity and Morals

Author: Edward Alexander Westermarck

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135977047

Category: Philosophy

Page: 707

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A thorough examination of many aspects of morality through the lens of Christianity, this book, originally published in 1939, is philosophical in its approach to assessing religion. It compares moral traditions of many world religions and describes their changes over time as well. Written accessibly, this is a fascinating outlay of moral theology.
The Moral Witness of the Church on the Investment of Money and the Use of Wealth

Author: W. Cunningham

Publisher: Forgotten Books

ISBN: 033298947X

Category: Political Science

Page: 44

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Excerpt from The Moral Witness of the Church on the Investment of Money and the Use of Wealth: An Open Letter Addressed to His Grace the Archbishop of Canterbury, President of the Convocation of the Province of Canterbury I. The point at which the influence of the Church can best be brought to bear. The morality of the employment of money is a subject on which a great deal of thought has been expended by Christian men in all ages; circum stances have changed very much since the results of that thought were most precisely formulated, but theprinciples which underlay the Christian legislation of the Middle Ages which was re-enacted in the seventeenth century, are not, as is sometimes supposed, entirely irrelevant to the circumstances of the present day. If we take for granted that the distinctions, which were drawn under simpler conditions of busi ness life by ecclesiastical lawyers, are merely of anti quarian interest, we are unconsciously discarding help, which lies ready to hand, for disentangling the more complex problems of modern economic life, and for obtaining a clearer view as to Christian conduct in business relations in the present day. When we consider the purpose for which medieval maxims of Christian duty were formulated and the extent to which circumstances have changed, we cannot only see why the old morality can no longer be authori tatively enforced, but also learn in what way it should be taken into account. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
Religion and the Rise of Capitalism

Author: R. H. Tawney

Publisher: Verso Books

ISBN: 9781781682388

Category: Social Science

Page: 356

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A classic of political economy that traces the influence of religious thought on capitalism In one of the true classics of twentieth-century political economy, R. H. Tawney investigates the way religion has moulded social and economic practice. He tracks the influence of religious thought on capitalist economy and ideology since the Middle Ages, shedding light on the question of why Christianity continues to exert a unique role in the marketplace. The book offers an incisive analysis of the morals and mores of contemporary Western culture. In tough, muscular, richly varied prose, Tawney tells an absorbing and meaningful story. Today, the dividing line between the spheres of religion and the secular is shifting, and Religion and the Rise of Capitalism is more pertinent than ever.
Society and Puritanism in Pre-revolutionary England

Author: Christopher Hill

Publisher: Verso Books

ISBN: 9781786636218

Category: History

Page: 465

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How Puritanism made modern Britain In order to understand the English Revolution and Civil War, it is essential to get a grasp on the nature of Puritanism. In this classic work of social history, Christopher Hill reveals Puritanism as a living faith, one responding to social as well as religious needs. It was a set of beliefs that answered the hopes and fears of yeomen and gentlemen, as well as merchants and artisans, in a time of tribulation and extraordinary turbulence. Over this period, Puritanism was interwoven into daily life. Here Hill looks at how rituals and practices such as oath-taking, the Sabbath, bawdy courts, and poor relief offered a way to bring order to social upheaval. He even offers an explanation for the emergence of the seemingly paradoxical figure of the age—the Puritan revolutionary.

Author: W. (William) 1849-1919 Cunningham

Publisher: Wentworth Press

ISBN: 1373373040

Category: History

Page: 48

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British Economists and the Empire

Author: John Cunningham Wood

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781315316949

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 318

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This study, first published in 1983, is primarily concerned with what the British economists over the period 1860 to 1914 wrote on a range of economic and non-economic aspects of the British Empire, and the reasons for their conclusions. The attempt is also made to correct the view that mainstream British economists after 1860 were antithetical to the concept of empire. This title will be of interest to students of economic thought.
Routledge Library Editions: The History of Economic Thought

Author: Various Authors

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781351869393

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 4498

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The volumes in this set, originally published between 1925 and 1990, draw together research by leading academics in the area of the history of economic thought. The volumes encompass many different schools of economic thought, with a focus on individual economic thinkers such as Friedrich Hayek, Adam Smith and Piero Sraffa. This set will be of interest to students of economics, particularly students of the history of economic thought.