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By Roland Boer, Christina Petterson

Roland Boer and Christina Petterson the following produce a serious survey exhibiting that the increase of capitalist conception was once formed incidentally diversified financial philosophers—Smith, Hobbes, Grotius, Malthus, Locke––read the Bible. Invoking Jeremiah (14:22) and Adam Smith—who took the identify of his Wealth of countries from Isaiah (61:6; 66:12)—they convey that early theories of capitalism have been formed through specific assumptions that those theorists delivered to their readings of the tale of Eden particularly. They study these assumptions and assessment what has replaced in next centuries.

Idols of countries indicates that the Bible was once significant to the theorization and fiscal considered those key thinkers because it explores the special difficulties each one sought to overcome.

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317. 40. Jolowicz, Historical Introduction to the Study of Roman Law (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1952), 142–43, 426; Andrew Linklater, International Relations: Critical Concepts in Political Science (New York: Routledge, 2000), 1432; Orlando Patterson, Slavery and Social Death: A Comparative Study (Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1982), 31; David Graeber, Debt: The First 5,000 Years (New York: Melville House, 2011), 199–201, 205, 290; Schermaier, “Res Communes Omnium: The History of an Idea from Greek Philosophy to Grotian Jurisprudence,” 28–29.

91. Through his marriage to Lijsbet Reael in 1590, Arminius entered the circles of Amsterdam’s most influential people. 92. Martine Julia van Ittersum, Profit and Principle: Hugo Grotius, Natural Rights Theories and the Rise of Dutch Power in the East Indies, 1595–1615 (Leiden: Brill, 2006), li-lv. 93. 43. 94. 43. 95. 16. 96. London: Routledge, 1992 [1904-5]). Despite all this, he provides an embarrassment of riches when it comes to the Bible and economic theory. [5] In both cases, his theoretical efforts turn on and are often tripped up by the biblical text of Genesis 1–3.

80. 8. 81. 27. 82. However, if slaves are prisoners taken in war, their children are automatically slaves as well. 5. 83. Grotius, Commentary on the Law of Prize and Booty, 95. 84. 1. 85. The sovereign may, of course, consult with the people if he wishes, but he is certainly not bound by such opinions. 86. 18, 213–310 (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1977 [1859]), 224. 87. “Rogue” was initially used for slaves, but if a slave owner had white semi-slaves, they were branded with an R to indicate their status.

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