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Wealth, Commerce, and the Merchant Class

Paul B. Duff

in Who Rides the Beast?

Published in print June 2001 | ISBN: 9780195138351
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780199834150 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/019513835X.003.0005
 Wealth, Commerce, and the Merchant Class

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Begins by examining John's attitudes toward wealth. It challenges the view that, because of his concern for social justice, he polemicizes against wealth. Instead, John's polemic is directed against commerce. John, though, is careful not to openly condemn merchants and craftspersons so as not to alienate those merchants and craftspersons in his audience who might be sympathetic to his message.

Keywords: commerce; craftspersons; merchants; social justice; wealth

Chapter.  4323 words. 

Subjects: Biblical Studies

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