Golden calves?

cultThe “Money Cult”, Chris Lehmann takes a lively look at the intersection of money and faith in American religion.   He argues that the Puritans belief in good works as a sign of redemption reached its logical conclusion with their theological descendants, who deemed worldly goods as a mark of Gods favor.  His book is “a tour de force” which tells how “Protestant theologians became the court poets of capitalism”(NYTBR).  On a related theme, “Nature’s God” by Matthew Stewart explores the religious beliefs of our founding fathers.

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