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PROBLEMS OF MODERN ECONOMICS, N 1 (29), 2009
ECONOMICS AND RELIGION
Raskov D. E.
Assistant professor, Chair of Economic Theory, Department of Economics, St.Petersburg State University; Candidate of Science (Economics)

Interest in the economic ethics and practice of old-believers
The author focuses on the attitude to interest taking in the economic ethics of old believers, discusses the contradiction between interest-baring loan in the Orthodox patristic tradition and the economic practice of merchants and trustees of old believer communes. In spite of the use of interest-baring loan in the practice of old believer merchants, old believers generally preserved the Christian spirit of interest prohibition. The article is based on a detailed treatment of a number of historical documents and texts
Key words: economy and religion, economic ethics, interest, polarity of the economical and the spiritual, commune, merchant class



Работа выполнена при поддержке гранта РГНФ 09-02-00-388а
Полный вариант статьи с приложением текста А.С. Тарутинского «О процентной добыче и лихоимании» из фондов ИРЛИ см. в сборнике: Расков Д.Е. «О процентной добыче и лихоимании»: отношение к проценту в хозяйственной этике староверов // Старообрядчество в России (XVII–XX века). Вып. 4. Отв. ред. Е.М. Юхименко. М. 2009

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