The God Market

Author by : Meera Nanda
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Publisher by : NYU Press
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Description : Conventional wisdom says that integration into the global marketplace tends to weaken the power of traditional faith in developing countries. But, as Meera Nanda argues in this path-breaking book, this is hardly the case in today’s India. Against expectations of growing secularism, India has instead seen a remarkable intertwining of Hinduism and neoliberal ideology, spurred on by a growing capitalist class. It is this “State-Temple-Corporate Complex,” she claims, that now wields decisive political and economic power, and provides ideological cover for the dismantling of the Nehru-era state-dominated economy. According to this new logic, India’s rapid economic growth is attributable to a special “Hindu mind,” and it is what separates the nation’s Hindu population from Muslims and others deemed to be “anti-modern.” As a result, Hindu institutions are replacing public ones, and the Hindu “revival” itself has become big business, a major source of capital accumulation. Nanda explores the roots of this development and its possible future, as well as the struggle for secularism and socialism in the world’s second-most populous country.


The God Market

Author by : Meera Nanda
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Description : As India s economy has liberalized, so too has it become Hinduized. Middle-class Indians are becoming actively religious as they are becoming prosperous. The lastdecade has seen the proliferation of powerful new god-men, a massive rise in temple rituals, thecreation of new gods, and the increased demand for priests. Hinduism has entered public life aswell with politicians regularly using pujas and yajnas in their campaigning. The state is enabling this Hinduization with the help of the private sector. From actively promotingreligious tourism, to handing over higher education to private sector institutions, some of whomuse religious trusts to run these institutions and impart value-based education, to giving awayland at highly subsidized rates to gurus and god-men, many of the privatization measures of thegovernment are linked with the promotion of Hinduism. Why has this happened? What does it mean? And does this spell the death of Indian secularism? Inthis eye-opening book, Meera Nanda looks at the rise of popular Hinduism and uncovers, for thefirst time, the nexus between the state, temple and corporate India, and the ugly truth behind India sleap into globalization and economic reforms. She argues that india is creating its own, insidiousform of fundamentalism, one that can lead the country into grave danger. Hard-hitting and controversial, full of fascinating facts, The God Market is essential reading for allcitizens.


God S Marketplace

Author by : Coylette James
Languange : en
Publisher by : Booktango
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Description : God's Marketplace Textbook serves as a bridge between Business and Ministry while equipping the Body of Christ with the Spiritual nuggets needed to operate their business on Kingdom Principles. It takes much more than just saying you are a Christian to be considered a part of God's Marketplace. We have been commissioned by God to establish His Kingdom in the earth. In order to fulfill our assignment, we must subdue and take dominion of territories and principalities. This includes the marketplace. Through this book you will be educated on how to achieve supernatural success by incorporating the spiritual things of God with the natural things of business. In this hour it will take God's super on our natural to fulfill our purpose and destinies. Don't just own a business, leave a legacy. God's Marketplace Textbook will teach you how!


Marketplace Of The Gods

Author by : Larry Witham
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Publisher by : Oxford University Press
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Description : Two centuries after Adam Smith illuminated the workings of the marketplace, a new movement among economists and social scientists is expanding his insights into a groundbreaking "economics of religion." Using cutting edge ideas from the behavioral sciences, and a deep knowledge of religious history, this new approach is making sense not only of past beliefs, but of religion today. In Marketplace of the Gods, award-winning journalist Larry Witham tells the inside story of this expanding "economic approach" to religion, the puzzles it tries to solve, the controversies it has stirred, and the people who are making it happen. He shows that the economic approach, while evoking images of stock markets or accounting ledgers, actually begins with a simple idea about human beings as rational actors, judging costs and benefits in life. Every life has limits, so human experience is a series of trade-offs, balancing resources to make choices for the best possible benefits. As the economics of religion shows, this model can be applied to the rich story of the human race and its gods. Beginning with the individual, the choices in religion shape households, groups, movements, and entire "religious economies" of nations. On the one hand, this mixing of the profane and the sacred, the economic and the religious, is an exciting exchange of ideas between economics, sociology, psychology, history, and theology. On the other, it has spurred a lively protest. Indeed, for some, the economic approach seems to transform our good angels into grubby consumers. As Witham shows, however, the economic approach to religion has insights for everyone, believers and skeptics alike. He illuminates this approach in a volume rich with ideas, history, contemporary events, and the insights of some of our sharpest modern-day thinkers.


Making Jesus The Messiah

Author by : Robert Brownstein
Languange : en
Publisher by : iUniverse
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Description : Long before the time of Jesus, Jewish communities spread throughout the eastern Mediterranean. Many of these congregations are augmented by growing numbers of Gentiles, known as God-fearers, who participate in the synagogue, follow many Jewish practices but reject adult circumcision. Soon after the crucifixion of Jesus, his first followers, all Jews, start new congregations in Palestine and the Diaspora, preaching his Jewish message. Two years later, in the year 35, Paul, a Jew from Asia Minor, will join this movement and change its character and direction forever. During Paul’s early missions to Diaspora synagogues, he finds that these gentile Jewish “sympathizers” respond to his proposals for a “New Israel.” They will provide him with the market opening he needs to start his first congregations. Making Jesus the Messiah illuminates to pivotal relationship between Paul and this market segment of God-fearers in the earliest history of Christianity. With his first communities established, Christianity is born.


Man In The Place Of The Gods

Author by : Frederick Cookinham
Languange : en
Publisher by : iUniverse
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Description : WHO SAYS SECULAR PEOPLE CANT BE SPIRITUAL? What do cities mean to you? Excitement? Dreams and goals? Glamor? Escape? Danger? Romance? Artistically planned parks, zoos and museums? Shopping? Ohmygod skyscrapers and bridges? Gershwins Rhapsody in Blue? From Aristotle to Ayn Rand, writers have analyzed and gloried in cities as the greatest expression of Man the rational builder and inventor. Architecture, especially, makes the city the temple of Rational Man. Frederick Cookinham is a New York City tour guide, specializing in New Yorks colonial and Revolutionary history and in AYN RANDS NEW YORK. In THE AGE OF RAND Cookinham taught you to see the landscape through history glasses. Now learn to see cities through temple glasses. See the spiritual in the secular! Be uplifted by the sight of Mans achievements. Make the city your temple to Mans mind, and dont be afraid to get all Ayn Rand about it. Appreciate better the deeper meanings behind the concrete (and steel!) facts of where you live. Analysis and insight on Ayn Rands life and work, embedded in a guide to New Yorks architecture and public art, wrapped in a paean to cities: how they work and what they mean to us. Victor Niederhoffer, NYC Junto


The Myth Of Religious Violence

Author by : William T Cavanaugh
Languange : en
Publisher by : Oxford University Press
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Description : The idea that religion has a dangerous tendency to promote violence is part of the conventional wisdom of Western societies, and it underlies many of our institutions and policies, from limits on the public role of religion to efforts to promote liberal democracy in the Middle East. William T. Cavanaugh challenges this conventional wisdom by examining how the twin categories of religion and the secular are constructed. A growing body of scholarly work explores how the category 'religion' has been constructed in the modern West and in colonial contexts according to specific configurations of political power. Cavanaugh draws on this scholarship to examine how timeless and transcultural categories of 'religion and 'the secular' are used in arguments that religion causes violence. He argues three points: 1) There is no transhistorical and transcultural essence of religion. What counts as religious or secular in any given context is a function of political configurations of power; 2) Such a transhistorical and transcultural concept of religion as non-rational and prone to violence is one of the foundational legitimating myths of Western society; 3) This myth can be and is used to legitimate neo-colonial violence against non-Western others, particularly the Muslim world.


One Market Under God

Author by : Thomas Frank
Languange : en
Publisher by : Doubleday Books
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Description : Critiques the "market populism" which identifies markets with democracy and the will of the people, discusses the role of modern society, and suggests a return to economic justice and political democracy.


The Night Of The Gods

Author by : John O'Neill
Languange : en
Publisher by : Unknown
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Making A Market For Acts Of God

Author by : Paula Jarzabkowski
Languange : en
Publisher by : OUP Oxford
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Description : Reinsurance is a financial market that trades in the risk of unpredictable and devastating disasters - such as Hurricane Katrina, the Tohoku earthquake and tsunami, and the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Centre. Such disasters are increasing in both frequency and severity, with the cost of their losses mounting rapidly. Reinsurance insures insurance companies, enabling them to pay claims arising from these losses. It is thus a market mechanism that is a critical part of the social and economic safety net, helping to pick up the pieces after disasters. Yet, how is the risk of such disasters calculated and traded in a global market? This book brings to life the reinsurance market through vivid real-life tales that draw from an ethnographic, "fly-on-the-wall" study of the global reinsurance industry over three annual cycles. The authors shadowed underwriters around the world as they traded risks through multiple disasters. For instance, this book takes readers into the desperate hours of pricing Japanese risks during March 2011, while the devastating aftermath of the Tohoku earthquake is unfolding. To show how the market works, the book offers authentic tales gathered from observations of reinsurers in Bermuda, Lloyd's of London, Continental Europe and SE Asia as they evaluate, price and compete for different risks as part of their everyday practice. Understanding how this market for disasters works has never been more critical given the impact of climate change and increased global connectivity, where a flood in one country can trigger losses to supply chains around the world. The authors develop a novel concept of how global markets work, which advances scholarship and challenges current thinking about how financial markets trade in intangible assets such as risk. This book will be useful to readers interested in markets for disasters, insurance, reinsurance and financial markets, and academics interested in the practice of financial markets specifically or the practice of strategy and organizations generally.


God And Mammon

Author by : Mark A. Noll
Languange : en
Publisher by : Oxford University Press
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Description : This collection of all new essays by leading historians offers a close look at the connections between American Protestants and money in the Antebellum period. During the first decades of the new American nation, money was everywhere on the minds of church leaders and many of their followers. Economic questions figured regularly in preaching and pamphleteering, and they contributed greatly to perceptions of morality both public and private. In fact, money was always a religious question. For this reason, argue the authors of these essays, it is impossible to understand broader cultural developments of the period--including political developments--without considering religion and economics together. In God and Mammon, several essays examine the ways in which the churches raised money after the end of establishment put a stop to state funding, such as the collection of pew rents, lotteries, and free-will offerings, which only came later and at first were used only for benevolent purposes. Other essays look at the role of money and markets in the rise of Christian voluntary societies. Still others examine the inter-denominational strife, documenting frequent accusations that theological error led to the misuse of money and the arrogance of wealth. Taken together, the essays provide essential background to an issue that continues to loom large and generate controversy in the Protestant community in America.


The Lutheran Witness

Author by : Anonim
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Publisher by : Unknown
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God And The Market

Author by : Ted Reeve
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Postcolonial Public Theology

Author by : Paul S. Chung
Languange : en
Publisher by : Wipf and Stock Publishers
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Description : Postcolonial Public Theology is a tour de force--theological reflection transformed by encounter with the most compelling intellectual discourses of our time. It offers prophetic challenge to the hegemony of economic globalization. Evolutionary science's encounter with life's limit questions requires an ethically responsible practice of scientific rationality, measured by sufficient, sustainable livelihood for all. Interreligious engagement compels us to take seriously the realities of cultural hybridity and social location in reimagining a polycentric Christianity. Postcolonial Public Theology makes the case for public theology to turn toward postcolonial imagination, demonstrating a fresh rethinking of public and global issues that continue to emerge in the aftermath of colonialism. This book provides students and scholars in these various fields an interesting framework from which to continue to dialogue about the relevance of this literature and, in particular, the continuing importance of Christian theology in the public arena.


Annual Report

Author by : Ohio. Department of Inspection of Workshops, Factories and Public Buildings
Languange : en
Publisher by : Unknown
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Description : Vols. for 1887-92 include proceedings of 1-6th annual convention of the International Association of Factory Inspectors of North America.


Walks In The City Of Canton

Author by : John Henry Gray
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Publisher by : Unknown
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The Collected Dialogues Of Plato

Author by : Plato
Languange : en
Publisher by : Princeton University Press
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Description : All the writings of Plato generally considered to be authentic are here presented in the only complete one-volume Plato available in English. The editors set out to choose the contents of this collected edition from the work of the best British and American translators of the last 100 years, ranging from Jowett (1871) to scholars of the present day. The volume contains prefatory notes to each dialogue, by Edith Hamilton; an introductory essay on Plato's philosophy and writings, by Huntington Cairns; and a comprehensive index which seeks, by means of cross references, to assist the reader with the philosophical vocabulary of the different translators.


Southern Economist

Author by : Anonim
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Publisher by : Unknown
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The City Of London Volume 4

Author by : David Kynaston
Languange : en
Publisher by : Random House
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Description : The City of London. Vol IV: A Club No More is the fourth and final volume of David Kynaston's epic history of the square mile in the modern era. This lively and informative book takes the story from the post-war era, when the City was hemmed in by bombsites and austere Chancellors, through to very recent developments, such as the "Big-Bang" deregulation of 1986. This is as much a social history as a financial study, with interesting discussions of the changing class and complexion of the City, and with fascinating details on the early computerisation of the big companies. As with earlier volumes Kynaston's style is that of an anecdotal storyteller. Colourful characters, dramatic boardroom struggles and heated exchanges between politicians and bankers dominate the pages.


Chambers S Journal

Author by : Anonim
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Publisher by : Unknown
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Your God Is Too Safe

Author by : Mark Buchanan
Languange : en
Publisher by : Multnomah
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Description : Here's a thoughtful, probing exploration of why Christians get stuck in the place of complacency, dryness, and tedium -- and how to move on to new levels of spiritual passion! Buchanan shows how the majority of Christians begin their spiritual journey with excitement and enthusiasm -- only to get bogged down in a "borderland" -- an in-between space beyond the "old life" but short of the abundant, adventurous existence promised by Jesus. Citing Jonah, he examines the problem of "borderland living" -- where doubt, disappointment, guilt, and wonderlessness keep people in a quagmire of mediocrity -- then offers solutions ... effective ways to get unstuck and move into a bold, unpredictable, exhilarating walk with Christ. Inspired writing!