Is God An Economist?: An Institutional Economic Reconstruction of the Old Testament

Hardcover | March 15, 2009

bySigmund Wagner-Tsukamoto

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This book offers a radical new way of approaching the Old Testament. Sigmund Wagner-Tsukamoto argues that rational, institutional and constitutional economic lessons can be derived from the Old Testament, with applications to social conflict and resolution. The book suggests that this religious text also anticipated many modern economic advances.

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This book offers a radical new way of approaching the Old Testament. Sigmund Wagner-Tsukamoto argues that rational, institutional and constitutional economic lessons can be derived from the Old Testament, with applications to social conflict and resolution. The book suggests that this religious text also anticipated many modern economi...

SIGMUND WAGNER-TSUKAMOTO is Researcher in Business Ethics at the School of Management at the University of Leicester, UK. He hold two doctorates (Consumer Ethics,University of Oxford, UK, and Economic Organization Theory, University of Eichstaett, Germany). He has published widely on ethics and institutional economic issues. His publi...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:272 pages, 8.86 × 5.63 × 0.87 inPublished:March 15, 2009Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230222226

ISBN - 13:9780230222229

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Table of Contents

Introduction
The Economic Approach to Reconstructing the Bible
The Eden Story and Dilemma Analysis: A Paradise Lost
On the Genesis of the Wealth of Nations
On the Exodus of the Wealth of Nations
Economic and Non-Economic Interpretations of God in the Old Testament
Conclusions and After-Thoughts on the Economic Reconstruction of the Old Testament

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'Is God an Economist? gains a very special profile in the international debate on economics, theology and ethics ... Wagner-Tsukamoto's economic interpretation of the Old Testament is here a special treat since it clearly shows that the old dualism of economics and theology/philosophy, on which most ethics approaches are built, is historically and systematically not justified. This reveals some very significant progress in interdisciplinary debate.' - Professor Dr Karl Homann, Head of the Chair, Philosophy and Economics, University of Munich, Germany