Time of Troubles: A new Economic Framework for Early Christianity

Time of Troubles: A new Economic Framework for Early Christianity

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ISBN-13: 9781506406312
Publisher: Augsburg Fortress, Publishers
Publication date: 05/01/2017
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 252
Sales rank: 1,327,832
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Preface ix

Introduction xi

1 Economic Theory 1

Neoclassical Economics 3

Primitivism or Modernism? 9

Marxist Economic Theory and Early Christianity 24

Conclusion 46

2 Out in the Wilds 49

Sociable Quadrupeds and Amenable Grams 52

Households of Rural Laborers 61

Exploitation Within 68

Conclusion 72

3 Re-Producing Space: Polis-Chora and Tenure 75

Chora Versus Polis

Tenure or, Controlling the Chora 91

Conclusion: Towards the Colonate 100

4 The Slave-Relation 103

Theory: Slavery and Surplus 104

Varieties of Slave Labor 109

Slave Markets 111

Origins of Private Property 114

Slavery and Abstraction 119

Hand of the Master 124

Conclusion: From Social Relations to Metaphorical Slaves 126

5 Regimes, or, Dealing with Resistance 129

The Ghost of Subsistence Survival 131

The Slave Regime 133

The Colonial Regime 138

The Land Regime 142

Conclusion 149

6 Christianity as a Mode of Regulation 153

The Colonial Regime 155

The Slave Regime 168

The Land Regime 178

Conclusion 185

Bibliography 191

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