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The Theology of Adam Smith

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Eduardo Velásquez talks about Adam Smith's views of religion as reflected in The Theory of Moral Sentiments. Velásquez explains how Smith blurs the distinction between the theological language of conscience and the psychological language of consciousness. He also discusses Smith's idea of divinity and its role in assuaging anxiety; exploring whether Smith may have viewed religion as more than just a means to an end. Velásquez also acknowledges that Smith may have held contradictory views on the role of religion—that potentially it could either elevate human beings or thwart their initiative.



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The Theology of Adam Smith
Eduardo Velásquez

Academic Building, A-408
Universidad Francisco Marroquín
Guatemala, February 4, 2009

New Media - UFM production.  Guatemala, February 2009
Camera: Manuel Alvarez; digital editing: Mynor de León; index and synopsis: Sergio Bustamante; content revisers: Daphne Ortiz, Jennifer Keller; publication: Mario Pivaral/Carlos Petz


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Nuestra misión es la enseñanza y difusión de los principios éticos, jurídicos y económicos de una sociedad de personas libres y responsables.

Universidad Francisco Marroquín