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9780664233952

Covenant Economics

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  • ISBN13:

    9780664233952

  • ISBN10:

    0664233953

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2009-06-29
  • Publisher: Westminster John Knox Pr

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Summary

The Bible might seem like the last place one would look for information and guidance on economics, but in fact the Bible deals with all aspects of life. Richard Horsley'sCovenant Economicsexplores economic issues in the Bible, offering pastors, students, and laity a clearer understanding of the Bible's clarion call for economic justice for all--an issue that is sure to resonate during today's trying economic times.Questions for discussion and suggestions for further reading are included in this volume--a work that will spark lively conversation.

Author Biography

Richard A. Horsley is Distinguished Professor of Liberal Arts and the Study of Religion at the University of Massachusetts. He is a prolific author with twenty New Testament studies to his credit, including Scribes, Visionaries, and the Politics of Second Temple Judea, and is editor of In the Shadow of Empire: Reclaiming the Bible as a History of Faithful Resistance.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsp. vii
Introduction: "All People Are Endowed by Their Creator ..."p. ix
Economic Justice and the Common Good
Serving the Sacred Forces of Imperial Civilizationp. 1
Covenant Society and Economic Rightsp. 17
Mutual Support and the Protection of Economic Rightsp. 33
The Monarchy and Economic Centralizationp. 51
Prophetic Condemnation of Economic Exploitationp. 65
The Renewal of Covenantal Community
The Roman Imperial Economy in Jesus' Timep. 81
Jesus' Renewal of the Covenantp. 99
Covenant Renewal and Economic Justice in the Gospel of Markp. 115
The Assemblies of Christ in the Letters of Paulp. 135
Covenantal Community in the Gospel of Matthewp. 149
Conclusion: "... With Certain Unalienable Rights"p. 165
For Further Readingp. 181
Index of Ancient Sourcesp. 185
Index of Subjectsp. 189
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