Book review by Alan Wolfe

Professor Emeritus of Political Science Alan Wolfe, former director of the Boisi Center for Religion and American Public Life, has penned a book review for the New York Times of Religion and the Rise of Capitalism by Benjamin M. Friedman of Harvard University. Modern economics is highly mathematical, but Friedman shows in his new book that it had its origins in theology. For all its brilliance, writes Wolfe, Religion and the Rise of Capitalism is “mistitled; its overwhelming concentration is on only one religion, the Protestant one.”  Read Wolfe’s complete book review.

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