Sunday, September 12, 2010

A MIssing Comment (Again)_

That pesky comments moderation (more like comment elimination) is up to its tricks again.

Someone sent a comment about Adam Smith an Calvinism, but it has disappeared!

Would its author send in another comment, please




Blogger Doleys said...

Hello Gavin Kennedy ,
may I ask you:
the Smith family, parents, were Calvinists; ist that right?
You sure know precisely.
My asking perspective is " The common fate of Liberalism and Christianity " (Frank van Dun).
I too would be interested in your paper ‘Paul Samuelson and the Invention of the Modern Myth of the Invisible Hand’, May 2010 .

12:49 pm  
Blogger Gavin Kennedy said...

Hi Doleys

His parents were protestants (his father died five months before he was born around early June, 1723). His mother is described as very 'religious', and probably a member of the Church of Scotland (though she agreed that young Smith was sent to Oxford on a Snell Exhibition (scholarship), part of which was to graduate as an ordained priest in the Church of England and become a minister in the Episcopalian Church in Scotland (a C of E affiliate).

However, Smith resigned in 1748, and when appointed Professor of Moral Philosophy in 1751, he took the Calvinist Confession of Faith. Evidence suggests he ceased to be a Calvinist, or Christian, later.

I need an email address to send my paper.

4:33 pm  

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