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Having: Property and Possession in Religious and Social Life
In today's market economies, people constitute much of their identity in relation to the things they possess, and communities facilitate social intercourse and survival by means of property relations. What, if anything, might the study of the biblical religions contribute to thinking about and responding to the basic reality of "having"?In this book scholars in a variety o ...more
Paperback, 415 pages
Published April 26th 2004 by William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company
(first published April 2004)
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This bold editorial undertaking by theological ethicists William Schweiker and Charles Mathewes sought to bring theologians, ethicists, and economists from many different disciplines into conversation around the topics of property and possession--a noble goal, but one, like most books of this sort, rather imperfectly realized. Although apparently the various essays were presented together at a colloquium, and the authors were given the opportunity to dialogue, little of that shows in this collec ...more