Document Type

Book Chapter

Publication Date

2014

Publication Title

Money as God? The Monetization of the Market and its Impact on Religion, Politics, Law, and Ethics

Abstract

At the time of the redaction of the New Testament (NT), the relatively newly constituted Roman Empire seems to have brought some sort of political uniformity to the whole Mediterranean world. This phenomenon must have had some kind of financial repercussions due to a more centralized administration and a relatively larger diffusion of a standardized monetary system. Can we understand if this had any impact on the preaching of (the historical) Jesus? Did his early followers have the memory of any teaching of his regarding money, its possession or its use? And, in the times and areas they were living in, did they develop any reflection on these subjects, which can testify to the new economic situation?

Publisher Name

Cambridge University Press

Pages

379-413

Identifier

9781107043008

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Author Posting. © Cambridge University Press, 2014. This chapter is posted here by permission of Cambridge University Press for personal use, not for redistribution. The chapter was published in Money as God? The Monetization of the Market and its Impact on Religion, Politics, Law, and Ethics, 2014.

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