Reforming the Morality of Usury
A Study of the Differences that Separated the Protestant Reformers
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Publisher: University Press of America
Number of Pages: 180
Width: 14.6 cm
Height: 21 cm
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.
A succinctly written primer . . . Jones has written a respectable book about an important subject. -- Lawrence M. Stratton, Princeton Theological Seminary * Journal of Markets & Morality * 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 * Till and Keep * well-written, succinct, well-organized and well-documented book. -- Olaf Roynesdal * Lutheran Quarterly, East Side Lutheran Church, Sioux Falls, South Dakota * In this concise, clearly organized, and accessible text, filled with copious and thorough footnotes...Written in an easy, readable language, with introductions and concluding paragraphs pinpointing the author's central preoccupations and conclusions in each essay. -- Bernie A. Van de Walle, Alliance University College * Sixteenth Century Journal * ... 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 * Christian Scholar's Review * Concise, clearly organized, and accessible...filled with copious and thorough footnotes. -- Bernie A. Van de Walle, Alliance University College * Sixteenth Century Journal *