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This booklet analyses the bearing of world monotheistic faiths in the direction of the philosophy and perform of checklist preserving and accounting all through historical past. the writer deals a finished dialogue of the literal and figurative strategies of taking account and ascribing responsibility that hyperlink religions akin to Christianity, Judaism and Islam. Chapters tackle theology and accounting in tandem with social behaviours to illustrate how auditing and calculating customs permeate training religions. This booklet first highlights how the 4 monotheisms have seen and integrated accounting traditionally, after which appears ahead to the accounting debates, applied sciences and traditions in today’s international that derive from those spiritual customs. Drawing seriously at the writings of Max Weber and Werner Sombart, the writer demonstrates that accounting and capitalism have spiritual roots a ways past the Protestant ethic.

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Faith is given by God and is recorded as From God. By faith, the believer must fulfil duties ordered by the Lord and accounts for them as To God. Fulfilled duties balance commandments from faith. A balanced book is rewarded by the Lord, rewards being the net result and therefore accounted for as From God (Urbach 1979, p. 466; Sombart 1911, p. 144). As unfulfilled duties are missing, faith has no counterpart. These are first recorded as an offence to God, diminishing value to Him, namely as negative To God (wicked conduct) and are compensated through retributions From God.

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