By Paul Oslington
Adam Smith wrote in a Scotland the place Calvinism, Continental ordinary legislations idea, Stoic philosophy, and the Newtonian culture of clinical average theology have been key to the highbrow lives of his contemporaries. yet what influence did those principles have on Smith’s method? What used to be Smith’s figuring out of nature, divine windfall, and theodicy? How used to be the recent discourse of political financial system situated on the subject of ethical philosophy and theology?
In this quantity a staff of individual participants contemplate Smith’s paintings with regards to its Scottish Enlightenment non secular historical past, 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 learn in an effort to adjust our view of Smith and open up new strains of pondering modern economics.
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Adam Smith as Theologian (Routledge Studies in Religion) by Paul Oslington