At the Altar of Wall Street by Scott W. Gustafson
The Rituals, Myths, Theologies, Sacraments, and Mission of the Religion Known as the Modern Global Economy

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Shows how economics functions as the dominant religion in America today

In this provocative book Scott Gustafson argues that economics functions in our current global culture as religions have functioned in other cultures. He describes and analyzes the rituals, pilgrimage sites, myths, prophets, sacraments, and mission of Economics to show how the Economy is our de facto God. Discussing such topics as debt, economic terrorism, globalization, and money as the Economy's sacrament, Gustafson's At the Altar of Wall Street encompasses a broad sweep of history, philosophy, culture studies, economic ideas, and religion in its trenchant analysis.
 

About Scott W. Gustafson

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Scott W. Gustafson has served as a seminary professor and a Lutheran (ELCA) pastor for over thirty years. He is currently an independent stock-market investor in Herndon, Virginia.
 
Published October 1, 2015 by Eerdmans. 232 pages
Genres: Business & Economics, History, Religion & Spirituality. Non-fiction

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Organized by chapters discussing specific moral issues (for example, war, the environment, marriage), the book will serve anyone learning about Asian American Christianity and the everyday ethical thinking of Asian American Christians.

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