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Money is generally understood as a “universal means of exchange” and therefore as a quasi-natural economic instrument (see 1). Along with capitalism, industrialization, and modernization, money has spread across the whole world and promotes such things as the division of labor, freedom, and culture. Yet it is not just an economic instrument. It also promotes the development of a comprehensive intellectual and social power, as may be seen in its contacts with other spheres, for example, in the way a subject directs abstract thought toward…

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Müller, Rudolf Wolfgang, “Money”, in: Encyclopedia of Christianity Online. Consulted online on 30 September 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2211-2685_eco_M797>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004169678, 20080512

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