A Wonderful Event from One of Our Sponsors. Forest Hill Church Presbyterian USA is offering as a public lecture at 2:00 p.m. on June 14:
"Economics of Extraction"
The Bible lives amid great empires. Great empires have as a primary purpose the extraction of wealth from the vulnerable to be transferred to the powerful, so that wealth tends to be concentrated in the hands of a few at the expense of the many. The means of such extraction are unfair taxation, debt management, high interest rates, and cheap labor. The Bible in many places speaks against such practices and in favor of restoration of economic equity by way of debt cancellation. This issue in the Bible is worth our attention, as one can readily identify the same propensity in our own economic policies and practices.
Walter Brueggemann is William Mercellus McPheeters Professor Emeritus of Old Testament at Columbia Theological Seminary. An ordained minister in the UCC, preeminent theologian and biblical scholar, he is also the author of dozens of books, including Sabbath as Resistance; Reality, Grief and Hope: Three Urgent Prophetic Tasks; Introduction to the Old Testament, Second Edition; and his classic, Prophetic Imagination.
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