Adam Smith as Theologian (Routledge Studies in Religion) by Paul Oslington

By Paul Oslington

Adam Smith wrote in a Scotland the place Calvinism, Continental ordinary legislation conception, Stoic philosophy, and the Newtonian culture of clinical common theology have been key to the highbrow lives of his contemporaries. yet what impression did those rules have on Smith’s method? What was once Smith’s realizing of nature, divine windfall, and theodicy? How used to be the hot discourse of political economic climate located with regards to ethical philosophy and theology?

In this quantity a workforce of exotic individuals reflect on Smith’s paintings when it comes to its Scottish Enlightenment spiritual heritage, and provide stimulating theological interpretations of his account of fallible human nature, his providential account of markets, and his invisible hand metaphor. Adam Smith as Theologian it's a pioneering research so that it will adjust our view of Smith and open up new traces of pondering modern economics.

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