Covenant Economics A Biblical Vision of Justice for All

ISBN-10: 0664233953
ISBN-13: 9780664233952
Edition: 2009
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List price: $25.00
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press
Publication date: 6/29/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 270
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.770

The Bible deals with all aspects of life indivisibly. In the last generation biblical scholars broadened the usual focus on religious issues with more attention to the “social world” of biblical texts. Much less attention was given to economic issues reflected in the Bible. And biblical scholars did not make the limited amount of research on economic issues in the Bible generally accessible to educated readers, clergy and lay. This book does just that, allowing pastors, students, and interested laity to form an understanding about the economics of the Bible and its 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.

Acknowledgments
Introduction: "All People Are Endowed by Their Creator ..."
Economic Justice and the Common Good
Serving the Sacred Forces of Imperial Civilization
Covenant Society and Economic Rights
Mutual Support and the Protection of Economic Rights
The Monarchy and Economic Centralization
Prophetic Condemnation of Economic Exploitation
The Renewal of Covenantal Community
The Roman Imperial Economy in Jesus' Time
Jesus' Renewal of the Covenant
Covenant Renewal and Economic Justice in the Gospel of Mark
The Assemblies of Christ in the Letters of Paul
Covenantal Community in the Gospel of Matthew
Conclusion: "... With Certain Unalienable Rights"
For Further Reading
Index of Ancient Sources
Index of Subjects

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