Index

Paul Fudulu (University of Bucharest, Bucharest, Romania)

The Economic Decoding of Religious Dogmas

ISBN: 978-1-78714-536-8, eISBN: 978-1-78714-535-1

Publication date: 2 June 2017

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Fudulu, P. (2017), "Index", The Economic Decoding of Religious Dogmas, Emerald Publishing Limited, Bingley, pp. 185-191. https://doi.org/10.1108/978-1-78714-535-120171011

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INDEX

Absolute wealth
, 1, 3–5

megaobjectives
, 6

rationalism of, derived from
, 11–16

production of
, 18

and relative wealth
, 58–60

Weber’s evaluation
, 62

Anglicanism
, 39

Anti-entropic movement
, 4–5

Asceticism

absolute wealth and
, 67

behavioral decision
, 67

consumption behavior
, 66–67

divine realm
, 64–65

general power maximizer
, 64

hedonistic behavior
, 64

humans’ biological determination
, 64–65

meaning of
, 64

megaobjectives
, 65

Puritan attitude
, 71

and relative power, level of
, 65

religions and logic
, 68

religious significance of
, 64

transparency of maximandum
, 67

voluntary poverty
, 69

zero level of
, 65

See also Consistency criteria

Bar Kokhba revolt
, 30

Becker-inspired theories

economic approach, critique of
, 158–161

economic approach to human behavior
, 158

Iannaccone and others
, 161–165

See also Religions

Behavior
, 15–16

Buddhism

Buddhist hedonism, and
, 69

general characteristics

anti-entropic perspective
, 41

Buddhist monk aims
, 41–42

death and another life
, 41

economic performance
, 42

external reality
, 41

fundamental purpose
, 41

nonviolence
, 42

prohibitions
, 42

realm of politics
, 41

relative power
, 42

state of nirvana
, 40–42

truth about origin of suffering
, 40

Hinayana

essential ideas
, 43

karma
, 43

living beings
, 43

non-transferability necessitates
, 43

Mahayana
, 43

Buddha’s transformation into savior
, 44

salvation
, 44

“Caesaropapism,”
, 118

Calvinism
, 1–2, 40

Calvinist Protestantism
, 31

Capitalism
, 1, 13–14

spirit of
, 28n14

Capitalist development
, 11–12

Catholicism
, 33

Catholic Church
, 35–36

Catholic dogma
, 34, 36–37

Catholic faith
, 34

Christianity, component of
, 34

communion ecclesiology
, 34

confession
, 35

filioque
, 35

Holy Spirit
, 34–35

ignorance, suffering, and death
, 35

level of prohibition of interest
, 56

Magisterium
, 34

male bishops, priests, and deacons
, 36

and Orthodoxy
, 22–23, 34

political power
, 36

Pope’s powers
, 34

Trinity
, 35

Catholics
, 12

“Charismatism,”
, 125

Chinese society
, 13

cultural preference ranking
, 14

personalization of social relations
, 14–15

Choosing the Right Pond
, 26n5

Coercion
, 170

“Coercive exchange,”
, 169–170

Communion ecclesiology
, 34

See also Catholicism

Confession
, 35

Confucianism

Anglo–Saxon philosophers
, 47

behavior
, 46–47

Chinese culture and
, 44, 46

communication with spirits
, 46

cultish practices
, 46

divine origin
, 44

humanness or benevolence
, 47

individual’s role
, 46

literati
, 44

placing and maintaining
, 45

relative power
, 45

Consistency criteria

direct criteria

asceticism, type of
, 64–72

general wealth, type of preference for
, 58–63

interest, level of prohibition of
, 55–58

indirect criteria

divinity concentration/dissipation, level of
, 74–76

divinity or religion
, 72–74

salvation, kind of. See Salvation

transcendence, level of
, 76–80

Dance, fundamental aspects
, 7

Economy

failure
, 15

performance, specific models for, consistency of religions with

deep nature and cause
, 16–18

economic consistency criteria
, 20–25

general power model, logic of
, 22

logic of
, 19

religious determination of
, 18–20

steps of economic decoding of religion
, 20–25

Weberian Model, logic of
, 20

theory
, 4

“Enlightened Ones,”
, 51n8

“Entropic feeling,”
, 8–9

Fast
, 49

Filioque
, 35, 114, 120

General power
, 5–6

Great Schism
, 34–36

Hasmonean leadership of Judea
, 31

Hebraic ‘God-idea,’
, 51n3

Hinayana

essential ideas
, 43

karma
, 43

living beings
, 43

non-transferability necessitates
, 43

See also Buddhism

Holy Spirit
, 34–35

Hostile desert
, 129n7

Individual maximization, anti-entropic perspective on
, 4–6

Interest, Islamic prohibition
, 56

Islam
, 47

definitive damnation
, 48

divine revelations
, 48

divinity
, 76

dogma
, 50

God’s existence
, 48

heredity rule
, 50

Islamic monotheism
, 75–76

level of prohibition of interest
, 56

Muhammad’s vision
, 49

Muslim commonwealth or ummah
, 78–79

pillars of
, 49–50

polygamy
, 50

Prophet Muhammad’s words and deeds
, 48

Qur’an
, 48

and Hadith
, 50

sin
, 48

Sunni and Shi’a denominations
, 48

transcendence
, 79

Judaic laws of Torah
, 31

Judaism

appearance of Christianity
, 30

asceticism and hedonism, extremes of
, 71–72

belief
, 33

believer and political authority, relationship between
, 33

Canaanite influences
, 29–30

components of dogma
, 31

destruction of Temple
, 30

Essenian doctrine
, 32

God’s slave
, 33

Jewish diaspora
, 30–31

laws and commandments
, 29

level of prohibition of interest
, 56–58

main components
, 32–33

Mishnah
, 32

population
, 30

of Judea
, 31

power equality
, 32

Rabbinic
, 30–31

religion
, 31

religious activities
, 31

religious schools and sects
, 31

resurrection and survival of souls
, 33

tradition
, 29

Laic hedonism
, 70

Liberty
, 118

Libri Carolini
, 120

Literati
, 44–45, 73

See also Confucianism

Lutheranism
, 101–102

Magisterium
, 34

Mahayana
, 43

Brahmanic philosophy
, 53n15

Buddha’s transformation into savior
, 44

salvation
, 44

See also Buddhism

“Maintenance,”
, 69–70

Megagood absolute wealth
, 18

Megaobjectives’ opportunity costs, rules and institutions defined in terms
, 10–11

Mishnah
, 32

See also Judaism

Monotheism
, 75–76

Negentropy
, 5

Nicene Creed
, 34

Open testimony
, 49

Opportunity costs and preference rankings, inverse correlation between
, 8–10

Oral Torah
, 29

Ordinary interests, megaobjective from
, 6–8

“Orthodox economic theory,”
, 26n1

Orthodoxy

Bulgakov’s assessment
, 114

dogma
, 37

Holy Spirit
, 37

Holy Spirit and God, relationship between
, 38

Orthodox Church
, 37

and Catholic Church
, 38

priests
, 37

religion
, 70

religious activity
, 37

Pilgrimage
, 49

Poor-tax
, 49

Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism
, 175n1

Protestantism
, 1–2, 38

dogma
, 39–40

dogmatic differences
, 39

God, association with
, 40

man and God, terrestrial intercessor between
, 39

organization type
, 39

pastor
, 39

salvation
, 40

virtue of indulgences
, 39

Purgatory
, 36–37

Puritanism
, 1–2

Puritans
, 12

attitude toward sport
, 71

hedonism and asceticism
, 71

Rationalism
, 12, 25n1

Weberian rationalism
, 71

Rationalization of world
, 12

Reincarnation
, 43

Relative power
, 5–6

evolution of megaobjective
, 7

maximization
, 13

opportunity cost of
, 21

Religions

economic consistency
, 145

evolution of
, 149–154

rankings
, 146

general power theory
, 157

Becker-inspired theories
, 158–165

Stark and Bainbridge theory
, 165–175

level of asceticism and hedonism
, 66

Resurrection and survival of souls
, 33

See also Judaism

Ritual daily prayer
, 49

Sacred Scripture and Sacred Tradition
, 34

Salvation

afterlife, importance of
, 94–98

in Catholicism and Orthodoxy
, 84–87

earthly authorities, level of obedience to
, 98–109

and human power
, 80–84

in Judaism
, 92–94

man’s relative power over woman
, 109–112

organization, type of

Catholic
, 118–121

Islamic
, 121–124

Orthodox
, 114–118

Protestant
, 124–127

in Protestantism
, 87–91

religious activity, type of organization of
, 112–114

Self-absolutisation
, 129n15

Soferim
, 104–105, 137n46

“Standard economic theory,”
, 26n1

Stark and Bainbridge theory
, 165–175

See also Religions

Taoism
, 73

Teoria Economica a Culturilor si Institutiilor
, 27n11

Theory of Moral Sentiments
, 134n33

The Theory of Moral Sentiments
, 27n6

A Theory of Religion
, 176n2

Transcendence
, 76–80

See also Consistency criteria

Transparency of maximandum
, 67

See also Asceticism

Trinity
, 35

See also Catholicism

Wealth of Nations
, 134n33

Weber’s model
, 2–3

Western economic theory
, 1

Western organization of social relations
, 15

Western rationalism

Weber’s idea of
, 1–2

Western-type society
, 12

power equality
, 15–16

Yahweh
, 33

Zero-sum game type interactions
, 7, 27n10