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Reforming the Morality of Usury : A Study of the Differences That Separated the Protestant Reformers - David W. Jones

Reforming the Morality of Usury

A Study of the Differences That Separated the Protestant Reformers

Paperback Published: 28th January 2004
ISBN: 9780761827498
Number Of Pages: 180

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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.

well-written, succinct, well-organized and well-documented book.--Olaf Roynesdal "Lutheran Quarterly, East Side Lutheran Church, Sioux Falls, South Dakota "

Forewordp. vii
Prefacep. ix
Acknowledgementsp. xi
Abbreviationsp. xiii
Introduction: The Pivot Point for a Key Moral Doctrinep. 1
The Moral Doctrine of Usuryp. 3
Thesisp. 6
Relevancy for the Modern Church and Contemporary Christian Ethicsp. 7
The Doctrine of Usury Prior to the Protestant Reformationp. 17
The Pillars of the Ecclesiastical Prohibition of Usuryp. 18
The Scriptural Pillar: Hebrew thought on the Morality of Usuryp. 18
The Philosophical Pillar: Greco-Roman Thought on the Morality of Usuryp. 22
Platop. 22
Aristotlep. 23
The Historical Pillar: Early Christian Thought on the Morality of Usuryp. 25
Church Fathersp. 25
Church Councilsp. 30
The Shift in Moral Thought Concerning Usuryp. 34
Martin Luther's Approach to Reforming the Morality of Usuryp. 45
Luther's View of Church/Culture Relationsp. 46
Luther's Early View of Church/Culture Relationsp. 48
Luther's Later View of Church/Culture Relationsp. 49
Luther's Ethics of Usuryp. 51
Luther's Early Ethics of Usuryp. 52
Luther's Later Ethics of Usuryp. 55
Summaryp. 60
John Calvin's Approach to Reforming the Morality of Usuryp. 71
Calvin's View of Church/Culture Relationsp. 73
Calvin's Ethics of Usuryp. 78
Calvin's Prohibition of Usuryp. 79
Calvin's Allowance of Usuryp. 81
Calvin and the Historical Argument Against Usuryp. 81
Calvin and the Philosophical Argument Against Usuryp. 82
Calvin and the Scriptural Argument Against Usuryp. 84
Summaryp. 87
The Anabaptists' Approach to Reforming the Morality of Usuryp. 99
The Anabaptists' View of Church/Culture Relationsp. 101
The Anabaptists' Ethics of Usuryp. 106
Summaryp. 110
Conclusion: Review, Analysis, and Applicationp. 125
Analysisp. 129
Applicationp. 134
Bibliographyp. 141
Indexp. 159
About the Authorp. 165
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ISBN: 9780761827498
ISBN-10: 0761827498
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 180
Published: 28th January 2004
Publisher: UNIV PR OF AMER
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 13.72  x 1.42
Weight (kg): 0.24