Missional Economics

Biblical Justice and Christian Formation

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Michael Barram
The Gospel and Our Culture Series [GOCS]
  • Grand Rapids, MI: 
    Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co.
    , May
     2018.
     232 pages.
     $26.00.
     Paperback.
    ISBN
    9780802875075.
     For other formats: Link to Publisher's Website.

Description

American Christians today, says Michael Barram, have a signifi­cant blind spot when it comes to economic matters in the Bible. In this book Barram reads biblical texts related to matters of money, wealth, and poverty through a missional lens, showing how they function to transform our economic reasoning. 

Barram searches for insight into God’s purposes for economic justice by exploring what it might look like to think and act in life-giving ways in the face of contemporary economic orthodoxies. The Bible repeatedly tells us how to treat the poor and marginalized, Barram says, and faithful Christians cannot but reflect carefully and concretely on such concerns. 

Written in an accessible style, this biblically rooted study reflects years of research and teaching on social and economic justice in the Bible and will prove useful for lay readers, preachers, teachers, students, and scholars. 

About the Author(s)/Editor(s)/Translator(s): 

Michael Barram is Professor of Theology and Religious Studies at Saint Mary's College of California. A leading scholar of missional hermeneutics, he is also the author of Mission and Moral Reflection in Paul.

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