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Capitalists and Christians: Business Leaders and the Churches in Britain 1900-1960

David J. Jeremy


This is a study of the relationship between capitalism and Christianity in twentieth-century Britain. The author examines the collective biographies of three business Élites in order to explore issues important to business and religion. How did the churches shape the thinking of future business leaders? What impact did Christianity have on big business? How has the participation of business people in religious life affected the major Protestant denominations? The book traces the development of business values in a formally Christian society; it shows how churchmen among business leaders relate ... More

Keywords: capitalism, Christianity, twentieth-century Britain, business, religion, businessmen, entrepreneurs, faith

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1990 Print ISBN-13: 9780198201212
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198201212.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

David J. Jeremy, author
Manchester Polytechnic

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