Review & Expositor
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.
Rhodes, Daniel. The Cost of Cheap Freedom and the Liberation of Discipleship. Review & Expositor, 116, 1: 75-82, 2019. Retrieved from Loyola eCommons, Institute of Pastoral Studies: Faculty Publications and Other Works, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0034637319838631
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