Alternatives to Global Capitalism: Drawn from Biblical History, Designed for Political Action

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Can Christians contribute to the fight against poverty and environmental degradation? Is the Bible a source of inspiration for action and political strategies in this work? Ulrich Duchrow, Professor of Theology at the University of Heidelberg, shows us the answer is yes.

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Overview

Can Christians contribute to the fight against poverty and environmental degradation? Is the Bible a source of inspiration for action and political strategies in this work? Ulrich Duchrow, Professor of Theology at the University of Heidelberg, shows us the answer is yes.

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“The best introduction I know of to the economy of neo-liberalism of the nineties.” —Dorothee Sölle
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9789062249763
  • Publisher: International Books
  • Publication date: 3/28/1996
  • Pages: 334
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.00 (h) x 0.76 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword to the English edition 9
Introduction 11
Pt. 1 Background to the present situation: Pauperisation and the global dominance of finance 19
Ch. I The birth of the market economy, its structures and development 20
Ch. II The resistance of victims and societies 57
Ch. III The current situation in the neo-liberal capitalist global system 69
Pt. 2 Biblical recollection of the future of life: Preliminary considerations 121
Ch. IV The socio-economic and political-ideological context of the biblical traditions 127
Ch. VI Economy for life - biblical approaches 142
Ch. VI Resistance to the kingdoms of the world and alternatives for life. What does it mean today? 203
Pt. 3 Life-giving economic alternatives - today 211
Ch. VII From the empires to the global economy 212
Ch. VIII Rejecting the totalitarian structure of the world economy 230
Ch. IX Small-scale networked alternatives on the basis of a new vision 240
Ch. X Alternative economic policy for life 278
Conclusion 316
Bibliography 318
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