Brueggemann on the Economy

There is a short article by biblical scholar Walter Brueggemann up on the Sojourners site. Brueggemann reflects biblically on the current economic crisis and has many helpful, though challenging, things to say. His comments remind me of Shane Claiborne’s call to move from an “economy of scarcity” to an “economy of generosity.” I find the most potent point here: “The self-sufficient person knows down deep that self-securing and self-satisfaction finally are unachievable, because they represent life in a world where no gifts are given.”


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