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The Origins of NeoliberalismModeling the Economy from Jesus to Foucault$
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Dotan Leshem

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9780231177764

Published to Columbia Scholarship Online: January 2017

DOI: 10.7312/columbia/9780231177764.001.0001

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From Oikos to Ecclesia

From Oikos to Ecclesia

(p.25) 1 From Oikos to Ecclesia
The Origins of Neoliberalism

Dotan Leshem

Columbia University Press

The first chapter (From Oikos to Ecclesia) reviews the history of the concept of oikonomia in Christian thought from the Pauline letters and up to the third century C.E and describes how oikonomia was consolidated into a key concept in Christianity: it focus on how Irenaeus of Lyons revolutionized economic theory and set the stage for a radical change in the conceptualization of time, of history, and of space.

Keywords:   Irenaeus of Lyons, Tertullian, Clement of Alexandria, Late Antiquity, Christian Theology, Oikonomia

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