Money under Religious Criticism
The opposition between religion and money has shown itself in various ways : by condemning the loan with interest, by distrusting the grabbers, by fearing the individualism linked with money. Vector of urban values, money opposes itself to religious values. The opposition is so strong that it suggest a common anthropological ground, here in the way of an hypothesis designated as the debt. The credit from which money springs, and the credo which gathers the community, stem from the same source. Hence the ambivalence of the displayed hostility.
Key Words : money, religion
t. 42, 1998 : p. 61-70