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The Cities of Genesis: Religion, Economics, and the Rise of Modernity

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posted on 26.02.2019, 15:57 by Sigmund Wagner-Tsukamoto
The paper argues the thesis that the modern city rises in Genesis and that urban development intertwines (a) with changes to religious concepts from spiritual religion to rational religion, and (b) with changes to economic concepts from behavioural socio-economics to non-behavioural institutional economics. The conclusion arrived at is that the modern city and religious pluralism do manifest themselves, exemplarily so in the final stories of Genesis. Then, ideas on rational religion and institutional economic governance become much more visible. Through textual, narratological analysis, the paper contributes to an institutional economic theory of ancient polity, religious text and of Old Testament-based religion.

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Citation

Textual Cultures, 11 (1-2), (2017 [2019]), pp. 206-245

Author affiliation

/Organisation/COLLEGE OF SOCIAL SCIENCES, ARTS AND HUMANITIES/School of Business

Version

VoR (Version of Record)

Published in

Textual Cultures

Publisher

Indiana University Press for The Society for Textual Scholarship

issn

1559-2936

eissn

1933-7418

Acceptance date

26/11/2018

Copyright date

2017

Publisher version

https://scholarworks.iu.edu/journals/index.php/textual/article/view/23417

Notes

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Editors

O'Sullivan, D;Werner, M

Language

en