The Liturgy of Abundance, the Myth of Scarcity

By Walter Brueggemann, September 20, 2016

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One of Christian theology’s most prophetic voices offers a challenging biblical analysis of the role of money in our culture. Wealth in America, Brueggemann says, acts as a narcotic, numbing us. “The great contradiction is that we have more and more money and less and less generosity — less and less public money for the needy, less charity for the neighbor.”

(Photo, “Harvest 1950s: Little Thetford UK,” by Prisoner 5413, used under Creative Commons license. Thanks!)

About the Author

An ordained minister in the United Church of Christ, Walter Brueggermann is professor emeritus of Old Testament at Columbia Theological Seminary in Decatur, Georgia. He is the author of numerous books.See Walter Brueggemann's website.

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