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The dangers that flow from usury

This study of money-lending serves us all, declares Peter Selby

They Who Give from Evil: The response of the Eastern Church to moneylending in the early Christian era
Brenda Llewellyn Ihssen
James Clarke & Co £19.50 (978-0-227-17398-5)

DEBT and interest, as we have lately seen, are forms of money-lending that profit the lender while impoverishing the borrower, and do enormous damage to the world economic order in the process. The range of biblical studies of usury has been growing ...

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