Free People

A Christian Response to Global Economics

By Tricia Gates Brown

Free People

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  • ISBN: 9781597524339
  • Pages: 240
  • Publication Date: 11/1/2005
  • Retail Price: $27.00
Web Price: $21.60
Web Price: $21.60

Free People

A Christian Response to Global Economics

By Tricia Gates Brown

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PAPERBACK

  • ISBN: 9781597524339
  • Pages: 240
  • Publication Date: 11/1/2005
  • Retail Price: $27.00
Web Price: $21.60

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AT ONCE AN INTRODUCTION TO GLOBAL ECONOMICS AND a Christian ethical examination of it, 'Free People' looks at one of the most pressing challenges facing followers of Jesus today. How does one love God and neighbor while enmeshed in a globalized economy, where our lives are networked with and impact the lives of people all around the world? Written in a highly readable style, this book defines global economics in terms a non-economist can appreciate, and describes how the global economy dominates people - from sweatshop workers in Bangladesh, to coffee farmers in Central America, to citizens of northern democracies. The second half of the book offers a fresh look at biblical insights on wealth and its usage, and at the New Testament concept of "principalities and powers." Finally, 'Free People' suggests ways for Christians to live "humanly" in these times, by looking at the lives of specific people who - in simple, practical ways - resist the dehumanizing power of global economics.

Endorsements & Reviews-

"Tricia Gates Brown has written a succinct and masterful exposition of the pros and cons of global economics. She provides a trenchant theological critique of world trade policy, and tells a number of stories of Christians who have inaugurated a new eco-sustainable lifestyle. If we are to address the economic realities of our day in the light of the gospel, we can scarcely do better than to read this book."

- WALTER WINK, author of the highly acclaimed 'Engaging the Powers'

"As I read Free People , I am reminded once again that the strong and rich maintain power and wealth because they/we have the power and wealth to do so. Furthermore, we have convinced ourselves that God intends it to be this way. How easy and convenient it is to overlook the gentle voice that is present to tell us that the poor are honorable. Tricia Gates Brown's response to the global economy has at its core an enormously helpful rendering of biblical insights on economics, reminding us of what is truly important in economic affairs, and leading us through the challenges of responding personally to the unsettling realities of global economics."

- TOM HEAD, Professor of Economics, George Fox University, and Clerk of the Quaker United Nations Committee - Geneva, Switzerland

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Tricia Gates Brown

Bio(s)-

Tricia Gates Brown is a writer and garden designer working on the Oregon north coast. She holds a PhD in New Testament Studies from University of St. Andrews and is currently at work on a novel. More of her writing can be found at www.triciagatesbrown.net.

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