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Christianity and the New Spirit of Capitalism$
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Kathryn Tanner

Print publication date: 2019

Print ISBN-13: 9780300219036

Published to Yale Scholarship Online: September 2019

DOI: 10.12987/yale/9780300219036.001.0001

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Nothing but the Present

Nothing but the Present

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(p.102) 4 Nothing but the Present
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Christianity and the New Spirit of Capitalism
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Kathryn Tanner

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Yale University Press
DOI:10.12987/yale/9780300219036.003.0004

With special attention to the effects of scarcity, this chapter investigates the causes and consequences of a preoccupation with the present in the lives of both workers and the indebted poor, and of the short-termism typical of finance-dominated capitalism. It lays out the different reasons for Christian attention to an urgent present, along with the different effects of the Christian understanding of the present.

Keywords:   Debt, Poverty, Scarcity, Short-termism

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