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New Approaches to Religion and Power

Transcending Greedy Money

Interreligious Solidarity for Just Relations

Authors: Duchrow, U., Hinkelammert, F.

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This major work offers an historical description and systematic analysis of the root causes of this global economic crisis, which the authors understand as a crisis of western civilization, and provides a comprehensive solution based on theological social justice.

About the authors

Author Ulrich Duchrow: Ulrich Duchrow is Professor of Systematic Theology at the University of Heidelberg, Germany.

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"Ulrich Duchrow and Franz Hinkelammert's Transcending Greedy Money is a timely, pertinent and brilliant analysis and critique of modernity and western civilization. The current economic crisis and the consistent and continuing impoverization of people requires a courageous and alternative strategy to combat global greed and neoliberalism which produces suffering, loss, and exclusion. Duchrow and Hinkelammert chart a way forward by casting a critical eye on the modern economic system based on money, private property, and interest, and persuasively argue that religion can be a proactive impetus and liberatory mechanism for social movements and faith communities to forge a new future outside the shadow of neoliberal economics. This volume is indispensable reading for anyone concerned about socio-economic equality in a world dominated by profit and greed." - Farid Esack, Professor and Head, Department of Religion Studies, University of Johannesburg, South Africa

"Transcending Greedy Money: Interreligious Solidarity for Just Relations is a brilliant challenge to the materialism and selfishness that have accompanied the triumph of capitalist values in many contemporary religious traditions. Duchrow and Hinkelammert confront the misuse of the Bible to condone acts of injustice and destructive violence, the spread of the property-money-interest economy, coupled with imperial political structures, leading to increased material and psycho-spiritual suffering in advanced capitalist societies, and show how these very conditions are leading to new and potentially revolutionary developments that may bring us closer to the world both religious and secular people yearn for and spiritual progressives fight for! Challenging the spiritual void in leftist thinking, this book is indispensable for any religious or spiritual person who wants to see the world healed and transformed." - Rabbi Michael Lerner, editor of Tikkun Magazine www.tikkun.org, chair of The Network of Spiritual Progressives, and author of 11 books, most recently Embracing Israel/Palestine

"With diverse Biblical, Buddhist, and Islamic perspectives, Duchrow and Hinkelammert critique modernity (without falling into postmodernism) to build a radical new paradigm of collective human life on the planet." - François Houtart, professor emeritus, Catholic University of Louvain UCL, founder and advisor, CETRI ( Centre Tricontinental, a Belgian non-governmental organization), co-founder, World Social Forum, Fundación Pueblo Indio del Ecuador


Table of contents (15 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Duchrow, Ulrich (et al.)

    Pages 1-6

  • The Emergence and Development of Division of Labor, Money, Private Property, Empire, and Male Domination in Ancient and Modern Civilizations

    Duchrow, Ulrich (et al.)

    Pages 9-25

  • The Sociopsychological Effects of the Money Civilization on the Different Classes

    Duchrow, Ulrich (et al.)

    Pages 27-43

  • The Judeo-Christian Tradition in the Axial Age

    Duchrow, Ulrich (et al.)

    Pages 45-71

  • Buddhism in the Axial Age

    Duchrow, Ulrich (et al.)

    Pages 73-83

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Transcending Greedy Money
Book Subtitle
Interreligious Solidarity for Just Relations
Authors
Series Title
New Approaches to Religion and Power
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
Ulrich Duchrow and Franz J. Hinkelammert
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-29002-1
DOI
10.1057/9781137290021
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-29003-8
Softcover ISBN
978-1-137-29004-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 310
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