Religion Past and Present

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I. Scope – II. History and Disciplines – III. Present Foci of Interest – IV. Significance for Theology

I. Scope

Traditionally economics has been defined primarily by its subject matter. It is the branch of inquiry that deals with economic phenomena (Economy: I). Methodologically, over a lengthy course of development (see II below) it has become increasingly autonomous, adopting the empirical and quantitative procedures of…

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Sautter, Hermann and Herms, Eilert, “Economics”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 24 September 2023 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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