Reforming The Morality Of Usury

Reforming The Morality Of Usury

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by David W. Jones
     
 

In the early years of the sixteenth century, the Church experienced a dramatic shift in its moral perception of the practice of usury. Leaders of the continental Protestant Reformation (Lutheran, Calvinist, and Anabaptist) all grappled with the Roman Catholic Church's moral teaching on the practice of lending money at interest. Although these three theological

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In the early years of the sixteenth century, the Church experienced a dramatic shift in its moral perception of the practice of usury. Leaders of the continental Protestant Reformation (Lutheran, Calvinist, and Anabaptist) all grappled with the Roman Catholic Church's moral teaching on the practice of lending money at interest. Although these three theological streams addressed the same moral problem, at relatively the same time, they each responded differently. Reforming the Morality of Usury examines how the leaders of each major stream in the continental Protestant Reformation adopted a different approach to reforming moral teaching on the practice of usury.

Editorial Reviews

Journal Of Markets and Morality
A succinctly written primer . . . Jones has written a respectable book about an important subject.
— Lawrence M. Stratton, Princeton Theological Seminary
Till and Keep
Jones has done an excellent job of compiling and analyzing sources . . . A concise but superb history of changes in Judeo / Christian thought.
— Jeanne Boeh, Augsburg College
Sixteenth-Century Journal
Concise, clearly organized, and accessible…filled with copious and thorough footnotes.
— Bernie A. Van de Walle, Alliance University College
Christian Scholar's Review
... Jones' main contribution lies in his articulation of the connections that he sees between the Protestant reformers' views on usury and their views on Church and culture relationships... Jones provides a useful addition to the modern literature on the ancient topic of the morality of usury.
— Lee E. Erickson, Economics, Taylor University
Journal of Markets & Morality - Lawrence M. Stratton
A succinctly written primer . . . Jones has written a respectable book about an important subject.
Till and Keep - Jeanne Boeh
Jones has done an excellent job of compiling and analyzing sources . . . A concise but superb history of changes in Judeo / Christian thought.
Lutheran Quarterly, East Side Lutheran Church, Sioux Falls, South Dakota - Olaf Roynesdal
well-written, succinct, well-organized and well-documented book.
Sixteenth Century Journal - Bernie A. Van de Walle
Concise, clearly organized, and accessible…filled with copious and thorough footnotes.
Christian Scholar's Review - Lee E. Erickson
... Jones' main contribution lies in his articulation of the connections that he sees between the Protestant reformers' views on usury and their views on Church and culture relationships... Jones provides a useful addition to the modern literature on the ancient topic of the morality of usury.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780761827498
Publisher:
University Press of America
Publication date:
01/28/2004
Pages:
180
Product dimensions:
0.38(w) x 8.50(h) x 5.50(d)

Meet the Author

David W. Jones is Assistant Professor of Christian Ethics, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, North Carolina.

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