By Paul Oslington
Adam Smith wrote in a Scotland the place Calvinism, Continental typical legislations conception, Stoic philosophy, and the Newtonian culture of medical traditional theology have been key to the highbrow lives of his contemporaries. yet what impression did those principles have on Smith’s approach? What was once Smith’s knowing of nature, divine windfall, and theodicy? How was once the hot discourse of political financial system situated in terms of ethical philosophy and theology?
In this quantity a staff of special participants contemplate Smith’s paintings when it comes to its Scottish Enlightenment non secular heritage, and supply 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 examine that allows you to modify our view of Smith and open up new traces of wondering modern economics.
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Adam Smith as Theologian (Routledge Studies in Religion) by Paul Oslington