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Money
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I. Terminology and History – II. Religious Studies – III. Sociology, Economics, and Ethics

I. Terminology and History

An economy based on division of labor implies manifold exchanges. The exchange of goods and services along with other obligations and commitments requires an orderly monetary system. (a) As a means of payment, money substantially simplifies exchange. (b) As a unit of calculation, money provid…

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Tietmeyer, Hans and Prohl, Inken, “Money”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 25 October 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_COM_08289>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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