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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'You cannot serve both God and mammon.' This then becomes the final stage in the process.
He then turns in a final chapter to an exousiological investigation of Mammon, giving special attention to "disaster capitalism" as displayed in Hurricane-Katrina-ravaged New Orleans.
Our culture entices us to serve mammon, which I understand as business as usual - the accumulation of money and goods at the expense of future generations, of healthy ecosystems and human communities.
As its subtitle makes clear, The Face of Mammon (hereafter "Mammon") concerns money as an object of thought during the English Renaissance.
David Landreth, The Face of Mammon: The Matter of Money in English Renaissance Literature (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2012).
He offers a tale of two cities in history (Babylon and Jerusalem), asks if Mohammed is actually one of the prophets, discusses the choice before human beings (caliph or king), explores the hijira (exodus) from Babel to Jerusalem and from Mecca to Medina, examines the ideals and the reality of the promised city, describes Solomon and the Queen of Sheba/Bilqis in Jerusalem, and describes violence in the city, a prayer of intercession for the city of Sodom, mammon and Moloch, how the victory over the city is viewed, and to whom the victory belongs.
Batman owes his powers to Mammon and does his best in a world already damned.
Mammon has an entire political party, hand in hand with a religious fundamentalist creed (God rewards the good in this world with this world's goods), scooping up the cream and leaving the middle class with 2 percent, the working class with 1 percent and the poor and unemployed with sour milk.
The signal involves Siderov's books "The Boomerang of Evil" and "The Power of Mammon", which were reprinted in 2010.
And the clincher is the modern Tory Party's worship of Mammon. George Osborne may like the miracle of the five loaves and two fishes.
Mammon Random House (The Ferryman Chronicles Book I), 2011 376pp $18.95 pbk ISBN 9781742750743 SCIS 1524972
And yet, a few blocks away in Elana Mammon's kitchen, the aromas filling the airsoftening onions mixed with the heady scent of yeast dough, garlic, and fresh herbsare entirely Old World.