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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:

Preface

Introduction

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

Conclusion

Appendix: Faith and Money Resources

Bibliography

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