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This e-book analyses the bearing of world monotheistic faiths in the direction of the philosophy and perform of checklist preserving and accounting all through background. the writer deals a finished dialogue of the literal and figurative procedures of taking account and ascribing responsibility that hyperlink religions equivalent to Christianity, Judaism and Islam. Chapters handle theology and accounting in tandem with social behaviours to illustrate how auditing and calculating customs permeate practicing religions. This booklet first highlights how the 4 monotheisms have seen and included accounting traditionally, after which seems ahead to the accounting debates, applied sciences and traditions in today’s international that derive from those spiritual customs. Drawing seriously at the writings of Max Weber and Werner Sombart, the writer demonstrates that accounting and capitalism have non secular roots a long way past the Protestant ethic.

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38 Accounting, Capitalism and the Revealed Religions Fig. 1 Accounting for the law in Judaism 2 Accounting for Original Sin in Roman Catholicism In Christian theologies, it is commonplace to consider God revealed to the world through Trinity: the Father, Jesus and the Holy Spirit. In Aquinas’ theology, God is beyond essence and understanding. 4 Therefore, Christian theologies agree that clergy is the sole group qualified to approach God and should intercede between Him and believers. The very first intermediary was Jesus, sent to clean mankind’s sins (Cohen 1980; Harrison 2002; Norman 1997; Torrell 2002).

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