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Covenant economics : a biblical vision of justice for all / Richard A. Horsley. [print]

By: Horsley, Richard A [author]Material type: TextTextPublication details: Louisville, Kentucky : Westminster John Knox Press, (c)2009. Edition: first editionDescription: xxi, 193 pages ; 23 cmContent type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780664233952; 0664233953Subject(s): Economics in the Bible | Covenants -- Biblical teaching | Economics -- Religious aspects -- Christianity | Covenants -- Religious aspects -- Christianity | United States -- Economic conditions | Christianity and justice -- United StatesLOC classification: BS670.C684 2009Online resources: Copyright permission request form. COPYRIGHT NOT covered - Click this link to request copyright permission:
Contents:
"All people are endowed by their Creator" -- 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 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 -- "With certain unalienable rights".
Summary: How might the principles of biblical Covenant apply to U.S. society, which was founded on covenantal ideals? How might principles of Israel's Covenant, relevant to a simple agricultural society, be applied to an extremely complex economy dominated by interrelated transnational corporations? Is it possible that churches, synagogues, mosques, and other communities deeply rooted in the Bible could find in the biblical Covenant the basis for insisting that people's economic rights be protected? Horsley's book explores these and other 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 times.
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"All people are endowed by their Creator" -- 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 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 -- "With certain unalienable rights".

How might the principles of biblical Covenant apply to U.S. society, which was founded on covenantal ideals? How might principles of Israel's Covenant, relevant to a simple agricultural society, be applied to an extremely complex economy dominated by interrelated transnational corporations? Is it possible that churches, synagogues, mosques, and other communities deeply rooted in the Bible could find in the biblical Covenant the basis for insisting that people's economic rights be protected? Horsley's book explores these and other 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 times.

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