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1. Definition

“Economy” may be defined in two different—even opposite—ways. A phenomenological and historical view understands it as a branch of human and social life, as a specific human means of satisfying basic needs, namely, of providing for a life and increasing security, of individual enrichment, of development for both individuals and society as a whole (A. Rich, 22). Historically, especially …

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Nutzinger, Hans G., “Economy”, in: Encyclopedia of Christianity Online. Consulted online on 23 January 2019 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004169678, 20080512

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