Document Type

Article

Publication Date

4-21-2019

Publication Title

Review & Expositor

Volume

116

Issue

1

Pages

75-82

Publisher Name

Sage Journals

Abstract

This article argues that the freedom of the market has in turn become a new form of captivity. Describing the freedom associated with market relations, as conceived by F. A. Hayek, as a negative and cheap form of freedom primarily exercised in a freedom from outside interference, I discuss the cost of fully embracing this kind of freedom to the common life of a society and its constituents, identifying its true price in pervasive fragmentation, animosity, and injustice. I will then contrast this view of freedom with the positive freedom of discipleship described as the new way of life (κοινωνíα) koinonia for God’s people in Acts 2. In conclusion, I argue that the liberation of discipleship can ultimately free us from the economic enslavement to which we have become so accustomed.

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Author Posting © Sage Journals, 2019. This is the author's version of the work. It is posted here by permission of Sage Journals for personal use, not for redistribution. The definitive version was published in Review & Expositor, Volume 116, Issue 1, April 2019. https://doi.org/10.1177/0034637319838631

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