Review of the Oxford Handbook of the Economics of Religion

The Journal of Religious and Theological Information, 10:138-139. 2011.

Posted: 22 May 2014

Date Written: November 02, 2011

Abstract

"The Oxford Handbook of the Economics of Religion is divided into six sections, including the Introduction, Religion and Human Capital, The Nature of Religious Economies, Regulation of the Religion Market, Economic Aspects of Religion, and Data Sets on Religion. In the introduction, McCleary gives a masterful summary of the study of the economics of religion, ranging from its theoretical foundation in Adam Smith’s Wealth of Nations to more contemporary interpretations. McCleary includes an extended treatment of the basic concepts of the economics of religion, allowing this volume to serve as an introduction for the student and a summary for the scholar who may need a re-introduction to the field."

Keywords: economics of religion, Oxford handbook

JEL Classification: A13, D63, A00, A12

Suggested Citation

Lowhorn, Greg L., Review of the Oxford Handbook of the Economics of Religion (November 02, 2011). The Journal of Religious and Theological Information, 10:138-139. 2011., Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2435598

Greg L. Lowhorn (Contact Author)

Pensacola Christian College ( email )

250 Brent Ln
Pensacola, FL 32503
United States

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