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Political Economy as Natural Theology: Smith, Malthus and their Followers

Oslington, Paul (2018) Political Economy as Natural Theology: Smith, Malthus and their Followers. Doctor of Theology thesis, UNSPECIFIED.

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Natural theology shaped 18th and early 19th century political economy, with continuing significance for the engagement of theology and economics. Theological problems such as the role of divine providence in a market economy, and reconciling economic suffering with divine goodness and power, created tensions that contributed to the demise of natural theology and the separation of economics from theology in mid-19th century Britain.

Item Type: Theses (Doctor of Theology)
Repository Version: Author's Final Manuscript
Keywords: Political Economy, Economics, Natural Theology, Theodicy, Providence, Adam Smith, Josiah Tucker, Edmund Burke, William Paley, TR Malthus, Richard Whately, Thomas Chalmers, William Whewell
Fields of Research: 22 Philosophy and Religious Studies > 2204 Religion and Religious Studies > 220401 Christian Studies (incl. Biblical Studies and Church History)
Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970114 Expanding Knowledge in Economics
E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970122 Expanding Knowledge in Philosophy and Religious Studies
Type of Activity: Pure Basic Research
Subjects: A - Humanities, general
College/Association with University of Divinity: Trinity College Theological School
Depositing User: Dr Suman Kashyap
Date Deposited: 22 Mar 2019 01:51
Last Modified: 22 Mar 2019 01:51
URI: http://repository.divinity.edu.au/id/eprint/3453

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