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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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Abstract

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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