Economic Origins of Roman Christianity
Author: Allen, Douglas W.
Source: Journal of Economic Literature, Volume 50, Number 2, June 2012 , pp. 545-546(2)
Publisher: American Economic Association
Abstract:The EconLit abstract of the reviewed work begins: Chronicles the evolution of Roman Christianity from its origins to a full-blown monopoly of belief in Western Europe around the year 1100 CE. Discusses Roman Christianity -- an evolving monopoly; religion, history, and social science; economics of religious belief; entrepreneurship, networking, and the success of early Christianity; Constantine and Rome's acceptance of Christianity; the drive to church monopoly -- Constantine to Charlemagne; Roman Christian monopoly in the early medieval period; and the Roman Church monopoly triumphant. Ekelund is Catherine and Edward Lowder Eminent Scholar Emeritus of Economics at Auburn University. Tollison is C. Wilson Newman Professor of Economics at Clemson University. Index.
Document Type: Book Review
Publication date: June 1, 2012
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