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Re: A Dream of Hanoi
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 14.0834  Thursday, 1 May 2003

From:           John W. Kennedy <
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Date:           Wednesday, 30 Apr 2003 12:14:23 -0400
Subject: 14.0819
Comment:        Re: SHK 14.0819

Don Bloom <
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>Also, where is this vast influence of Calvinism supposed to have come
>from?  The countries it dominated (Scotland, the Netherlands,
>Switzerland) were hardly the major players in 18th and 19th century
>European economics.

It could be equally well argued that they played (and in the case of the
Netherlands and especially Switzerland, still do play) a far greater
economic role than their intrinsic wealth can justify.

In any case, John Calvin most definitely and explicitly overturned the
traditional Christian prohibition on usury.

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