The Resource The hidden form of capital : spiritual influences in societal progress, edited by Peter L. Berger and Gordon Redding

The hidden form of capital : spiritual influences in societal progress, edited by Peter L. Berger and Gordon Redding

Label
The hidden form of capital : spiritual influences in societal progress
Title
The hidden form of capital
Title remainder
spiritual influences in societal progress
Statement of responsibility
edited by Peter L. Berger and Gordon Redding
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The Hidden Form of Capital presents evidence from several parts of the changing world about how the realm of the spirit affects the economy. The idea that societies have economic cultures as well as aesthetic, literary, and artistic cultures is well-embedded in a number of major studies attempting to identify the origins of national wealth and progress. This book provides an original contribution to the debate, by discussing the relationship between religion and the economy not via further theoretical speculation, but through the presentation of analytical evidence from real-life case studies in Europe, Asia, Africa, Russia, and the United States. There is currently a major re-assessment of assumptions about the foundations of societal progress, as the market rationality model is exposed for its moral weaknesses. The emergence of socio-economics as a scholarly field, as well as the embracing of complexity theory and the societal effect in economic analysis, brings the question of cultural effects to the forefront. This collection of studies offers more practical and tangible evidence, especially unique and useful for its comparative aspect. The book skilfully combines this comparative and descriptive character with an accessible writing style intended for a wide audience."--Publisher's description
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Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
261.8/5
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
HB72
LC item number
.H53 2010eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Anthem studies in development and globalization
Label
The hidden form of capital : spiritual influences in societal progress, edited by Peter L. Berger and Gordon Redding
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
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  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: spiritual, social, human, and financial capital / Peter L. Berger and Gordon Redding -- Do some religions do better than others? / Lawrence E. Harrison -- Spiritual capital and economic development: an overview / Peter J. Boettke -- The possibilities and limitations of spiritual capital in Chinese societies / Robert P. Weller -- How Evangelicanism -- including Pentecostalism -- helps the poor: the role of spiritual capital / Rebecca Samuel Shah and Timothy Samuel Shah -- Flying under South Africa's radar: the growth and impact of Pentecostals in a developing country / Ann Bernstein and Stephen Rule -- Importing spiritual capital: East-West encounters and capitalist cultures in Eastern Europe after 1989 / Janos Matyas Kovacs -- Orthodox spiritual capital and Russian reform / Christopher Marsh -- Islam and spiritual capital: an Indonesian case study / Robert W. Hefner -- Separating religious content from religious practice: loose and tight institutions and their relevance in economic evolution / Gordon Redding
Control code
ocn741613966
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 230 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780857289520
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations
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22573/ctt1gwwwdr
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not applicable
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.b26069131
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unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)741613966
  • pebcs0857289527

Library Locations

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