The Epistles: Ethics and Dominion
Ethics and Dominion is the primary economic theme of the letters to the churches sent by Paul, Peter, James, John, and the unnamed author of the letter to the Hebrews. (I found no economic theme in Jude.)
These are the most important letters in history. They have shaped the thinking of Christians for almost two millennia. They are officially regarded as authoritative by the churches. Yet their explicit economic messages have not been recognized by preachers and teachers as consistent applications of a coherent system of economic theory and practice. I hope this book will change this.
The chapters include these: Ethical Cause and Effect, Nonmarketable Riches, Unequal Yoking, Grace and Economic Sacrifice, Mutual Aid Through Mutual Confession, From Poverty to Riches, Persuasive Fund-Raising, The Covenantal Prosperity Gospel, Charity: Voluntarism vs. Compulsion, Financial Independence, Charity and the Kingdom, The Right of Contract, Pie in the Sky By and By, Legislated Covetousness, Economic Predictability, Production Through Consumption, Self-Interest and Envy, The Dominion Procedure, The Entrepreneur's Edge, Supernatural Capital, The Reward of the Inheritance, Taking Care of Business, Against the Welfare State, The Christian Tithe, A Question of Trust, Charity as Sacrifice, Money and Status, Property and Common Grace, The Origin of War, Corrupt Riches, Two Forms of Wealth, Reversal of Fortune, and the Final Inheritance.Ethics and Dominion