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The Almighty Dollar: In Which God Do We Trust: Table of Contents

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The Almighty Dollar: In Which God Do We Trust: Table of Contents

Do not wear yourself out to get rich;
Have the wisdom to show restraint.
Cast but a glance at riches, and they are gone,
For they will surely sprout wings
And fly off to the sky like an eagle.
--Proverbs 23:4-5 (NIV)

Table of Contents:



Chapter 1:  A Revolution in Attitudes Toward Prosperity & Wealth
   The Moral and Economic Philosophy of Adam Smith
   Weber and Tawney on Religion and Economics

Chapter 2 - America's Exceptional Individualism
   The Frontier
   The Religious Aspects of American Individualism
   New Thought Theologies

Chapter 3 - Evolution of the Protestant Ethic in 20th Century America       
   The Gospel of Success
   Pentecostal and Neo-Pentecostal Theologies
   The Prosperity Gospel Today
   Related Ethical Defenses of Wealth Accumulation
   The Reach of Wealth Accumulation Defenses

Chapter 4: Toward Developing A 21st Century Faith & Money Ethic
   Introduction and an Historical Note
   Challenging the Spirituality of Accumulation
   Biblical Perspectives on Reuniting Faith and Money
   Ministries for Transforming Our Relationship with Money


Appendix: Faith and Money Resources


A M.A. thesis submitted in candidacy for the degree of Master of Arts in Religion and Theology
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