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By Fleur Beale

The worrying tale of the ruthless workout of strength in a brand new Zealand non secular cult.Charismatic, pushed and self-righteous, Neville Cooper manage his personal model of Christian utopia in the world: a reclusive group at the West Coast of latest Zealand. For the four hundred population of Gloriavale, his observe is legislations - regardless of his 1995 conviction for sexual abuse. His son Phil Cooper, as headstrong as his father, needed to break out. yet Phil's spouse Sandy used to be absolute to the desire of Neville and his model of everlasting salvation. And so begun the enormous tug-of-war among father and son: a son who desired to provide his young ones an opportunity on this planet. this can be a actual tale of energy and keep an eye on, of abductions and evening raids, of hearts damaged and people attempting to mend. It's additionally the tale of the lengthy shadow forged through the unyielding imaginative and prescient of 1 guy, and the wish and get to the bottom of of 1 family members to revive its shattered previous.

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In einem vermeintlich risikoneutralen Markt ändert sich jedoch die Perspektive radikal: Wenn für einen umsichtigen Händler die Unsicherheit der Zukunft keine Bedrohung mehr darstellt und er immer auf die Füsse fallen wird, scheint es viel umsichtiger und lobenswerter, etwas zu riskieren, anstatt das erworbene Vermögen aufzubewahren. Wer nicht riskiert, erscheint sogar Konstruktion der Zukunft und Gebrauch der Zukunft: Risiko als Gelegenheit 53 als kleinlich gegenüber sich selbst den Anderen, weil die Tätigkeit auf dem Markt den verfügbaren Reichtum für alle erhöht.

Diese Struktur wirke auch auf die Theologie zurück und zeige sich dort als Umstellung von Furcht auf Liebe. Damit aber übernehme die Ökonomie eine religioide Funktion. Zugleich würden die personalen Beziehungen durch die Institutionalisierung des Kreditwesens in Banken von möglichen Herrschaftsstrukturen entlastet, dabei aber Verantwortungszuschreibungen auf systemische Strukturen verschoben und anonymisiert. Priddat geht so weit, die Entstehung der modernen Konzeption von «Gesellschaft» auf diese Form der Ökonomie zurückzuführen.

Im Kreditwesen bilden sich weiter in besonderem Maße auch nicht-materiale soziale Relationen (Versprechen und Vertrauen) sowie ein spezifisches Zukunftsverhältnis (Hoffnung bzw. Erwartung / Erfüllung bzw. Enttäuschung) ab. In beiden Hinsichten lassen sich demnach religiöse Rudimente erkennen. Weiter lenkt Priddat den Blick auf die subjektivitätskonstitutive Dimension des modernen Kreditwesens: Erst die Möglichkeit endlicher Entschuldung von der nur temporär und frei eingegangenen Verschuldung (ungeachtet sozialer Asymmetrien) konstituiere ein sich frei zur Geschichte verhaltendes Handlungssubjekt.

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