HDS 2190

God and Money

Harvey G. Cox, Jr.


What Is the spiritual significance of money? Wealth and poverty have posed controversial questions for faith since the attacks by the Hebrew prophets; Jesus' warnings to the rich about the eye of the needle; and the sharp objections raised by monastics, St. Francis and reformers. These themes persist in current disputes, sparked in part by Pope Francis's statements about inequality, and by controversies around the prosperity gospel and liberation theology's "preferential option for the poor." This course will explore biblical, theological and ethical dimensions of these issues and will include some comparative discussion of how other religions approach them.

Enrollment Limited: No
Open to BTI Students: Yes
Jointly offered as Religion 1444

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0.50 credits
Fall 2014
Tues 4pm-6pm
Andover Hall Room 102

Relationship to Program Requirements

Program Requirement Area / Category / Art / Designation
MTS Area(s) of Focus
  • Religion, Ethics, and Politics
MDiv Distribution Category/ies
  • Christianity
MDiv Art(s) of Ministry None
Language Course Designation(s) None