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A Brief History of Thrift$
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Alison Hulme

Print publication date: 2019

Print ISBN-13: 9781526128836

Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: January 2020

DOI: 10.7765/9781526128843

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Religious thrift: Puritans, Quakers and Methodists

Religious thrift: Puritans, Quakers and Methodists

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(p.17) 2 Religious thrift: Puritans, Quakers and Methodists
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A Brief History of Thrift
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Alison Hulme

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Manchester University Press
DOI:10.7765/9781526128843.00009

Explores the Puritan practice of thrift and belief in predestination. Compares this to the Quaker practice of thrift for social justice and equality, and the Methodist practice of thrift based on stewardship and the responsibility to earn all one can, save all one can, and give all one can. Analyses the perceived link between individual liberty and religious commitment and picks apart the individualism and collectivism embedded within religious thinking on thrift.

Keywords:   Puritans, Quakers, Methodists, John Wesley, Individualism, Collectivism

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