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Koch, Anne and Yelle, Robert A. (eds.) (3. April 2019): Economics of Religion. Partly Annotated Bibliography ; last updated April 2019. [PDF, 3MB]

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Systematic Cluster:

1. The financing of religions in works that are mainly historical in method and perspective.

2. The relationship between religion and economy with regard to a culture theory. Examines, for instance, how religious beliefs and economic behaviour are a component of the mentality that influences a culture; how modernity and capitalism can be inter-twined or how economic metaphors are employed in religious language. Many works from economics of anthropology but also from history of economic culture and and gen-eral sociology.

3. Economic theories as a subject of the study of religion (literature on leadership, manage-ment on on consumerism, the market or communism as religion; the topic of religious economies).

4. Economic theories as a model of the study of religion. 01. Macro- or Microeconomics in general (e.g. Macroeconomics: religion and eco-nomic growth; Microeconomics: Financing, process management etc.) 02. Neo-classical Paradigm, Rational Choice Economics of Religion, Sociological Market theory (e.g. G. Becker, R. Stark, W.S. Bainbridge, R. Finke, L. Iannaccone, M. McBride) 03. Behavioral Economics and Game Theory 04. Neo-Institutionalist Theory (from sociological, political science or economic per-spective) 05. Economic Sociology in a narrower sense

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