Confession and Bookkeeping: The Religious, Moral, and Rhetorical Roots of Modern Accounting by James A. Aho

  • Charles Hartman


d Bookkeeping, presents the idea that double-entry bookkeeping arose from the desire in Renaissance Italy for all actions to be brought into conformity with God’s requirements, more specifically, with the dictates of the Roman Catholic Church. While the book does not address many modern accounting issues, it does present an interesting examination of the way in which social and cultural forces can shape business practice.
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