School of Divinity
Master of Arts (MA)
David J Pederson
Banking, Christian, Finance, Interest, Modern, Usury
Sheppard, Robert, "Banking and Finance for the Modern Christian" (2017). Masters Theses. 436.
The purpose of this paper is to help Christians to better understand what the Bible teaches with regards to banking and finance as it relates to mortgage lending by applying biblical theological categories and a diachronic analysis of usury from the reformation period until now for the purpose of enriching the lives of Christians everywhere while drawing attention to the cause of Christ. The author will present an analysis of the Christianization of usury in early modern Europe. The author also discusses the biblical principles of lending, Christian debt in the modern era, and biblical lending in the present day.