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Religious Economics
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While studying the ecumenical movements of the 20th century, the sociologist Peter L. Berger developed “A Market Model for the Analysis of Ecumenicity” (1963). His theory stated that a termination of confessional culture clashes and processes of ecumenical cooperation between traditionally rivaling confessional churches followed goal-oriented and pragmatic partisan calculations, among others. Inspired by the Neoliberal Chicago School of Economics, religious economists such as Roge…

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Graf, Friedrich Wilhelm, “Religious Economics”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 16 October 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_SIM_024917>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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