Mammon


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Mammon

A derogatory term for money or greed. Mammon is used to refer to an excessive desire for wealth or security, especially at the expense of others. It is derived from the New Testament.
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Throughout Mammon, he is intent to show how money (a kind of language within our language) was conceived in this time and, in being represented, how it redounded upon its literary venues in complex, often surprising ways.
The "great debasement" under Henry VIII figures in Landreth's excellent The Face of Mammon too, but he carries the story further.
Mammon as Midas: Greed reigns, thoroughly corrupted, corrupting everything it touches--from politicians to the public domain, from the commonwealth to the common good.
Now, seeing things from an English teacher's perspective, I included philosophical discussion points in the Mammon teaching guide.
Double-blind, double-blind study, you: What beast or mammon comes under view?
argues that an "inner view" is essential, a view from "the terrain of the human heart," to see the world as it is, as a choice between God and mammon.
When Lane says that "Mammon rules" in Ireland, why need he be thinking of Spenser's Mammon (77)?
As a consequence of the Chinese public-private partnership development deal, God and Mammon are forced to rub shoulders with each other, as the ground floor of the building is given over to commercial activities.
Suffice it to say that the god worshipped in There Will Be Blood is not compassion but mammon, and both Plainview and the Pentecostal preacher who opposes him in his struggle to dominate the people of this small town care little for anything but their own ambition and greed.
He suggests that God's good purposes are thwarted when we acquiesce in evil's methods of deception, division, accusation, destruction, power, or mammon.
Our religion is being ousted, not only by alien cultures whose followers will not waive their beliefs to accommodate ours, but by lapsed Christians who now worship the god Mammon.
The intrinsic danger is the marrying of religion and politics, and the consequent belief directed according to the Book of Mammon.