On the Opportunities which Men of Business Enjoy for Advancing the Cause of Religion in the World
Political Economy, Christianity, Commerce, Piety, Manufactories
Begins: 'The advantages derived to society from the division of labour, have been long known; though no one has, perhaps, illustrated this principle with such a fulness [sic] of evidence, or expanded it in such amplitude of detail, as our celebrated northern Economist, Dr. Adam Smith' (808). Argues that the system leads to ill consequences when applied to religion by those of other professions who consider it the duty solely of ministers and missionaries to apply themselves to the propagation of Christianity. Highlights the opportunities merchants have for propagating Christianity. Observes that manufacturers also have the power to do much good, as witnessed by the example of David Dale and Richard Reynolds. Exhorts pious businessmen to exert themselves in such ways.
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