Accounting, Capitalism and the Revealed Religions: A Study by Vassili Joannidès de Lautour

By Vassili Joannidès de Lautour

This booklet analyses the bearing of worldwide monotheistic faiths in the direction of the philosophy and perform of checklist preserving and accounting all through historical past. the writer bargains a accomplished dialogue of the literal and figurative methods 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 working towards religions. This publication first highlights how the 4 monotheisms have considered and included accounting traditionally, after which seems to be ahead to the accounting debates, applied sciences and traditions in today’s global that derive from those non secular customs. Drawing seriously at the writings of Max Weber and Werner Sombart, the writer demonstrates that accounting and capitalism have non secular roots a ways past the Protestant ethic.

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The individual self-evaluates the amount to be paid. He then can refund his congregation accordingly. In the three cases, Protestants rely on their own judgement. Nobody knows better than they do for what to thank God. In the same vein, nobody is able to tell how to thank and how much to refund. It is the believer who evaluates these on his own. Analogously, he self-appraises what wise use of God’s gifts would mean. It is his responsibility that he erects a comprehensive rational evaluation system.

7 Every feature of each Islamic person’s life was recorded in the Book of Accounts; so were counterparts. When a Muslim held money, the counterpart appeared in the book. If a transaction happened to spoil a counterpart, the guilty person was prosecuted: unfair and dishonest conduct was punished. 8 The following recitations from the Quran instance this: But this Lord is Most forgiving, full of Mercy. If He were to call them (at once) to account for what they have earned, then surely He would have hastened their punishment: but they have their appointed time, beyond which they will find no refuge (Al-Kahf 18: 58).

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