"There are no easy answers in the Bible, particularly not on money. But we need everyday to wrestle with what money means to us. We need to keep wrestling with it until it blesses us, even if it puts us out of joint in the process."
In contemporary times, money means so much more than the intrinsic value of a coin or token. With technology making 'money' an electronic process, money is the information flows that reckon balances all around the world. And because of the relative wealth of the world's rich, money is also about power and politics. Indeed, because so many people seem to worship it these days, it now seems to function rather like a religion. But where is the Christian God in all of this? The Church's answer over the years has been to focus on usury, just price and debt. But what is missing from this conversation, and what more can people of faith do to address money, inequality and power? In 'God and Money' Eve Poole explores the accounts of economists and academics, alongside Biblical interpretation, to deepen the Christian understanding of money and wealth.
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"This is an excellent book about the social implications of welfare of many kinds by cooperation between faith groups and (secular) local authorities in England. Whatever you own views on this matter, this book will set you thinking."
"A fascinating read, which makes a timely and profound contribution to the debate. Rev Dr Matthews' research is well grounded and yet honed by years of first hand experience. A must read for all those serious to speak in an informed and authoritative voice."
"Mapping the Material' is a very helpful contribution, by two leading thinkers in the field, towards a growing conversation seeking to re-describe and re-configure the relationship between 'faith' and 'the public sphere', a conversation with increasing importance"