The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 14.0834 Thursday, 1 May 2003
From: John W. Kennedy <
Date: Wednesday, 30 Apr 2003 12:14:23 -0400
Comment: Re: SHK 14.0819
Don Bloom <
>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
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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