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date: 30 May 2020

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Christianity and global capitalism are both religious systems. Historically, Christianity was important in the formation of capitalism and continues to have strong affinities with it, though some of the strongest criticisms of global capitalism come from within Christianity. Comparing them as religious systems, they are both confidently progressive, though Christianity offers a clearer and more attractive view of the end, which is connected to a view of human nature. The Jubilee principle reveals much about the Christian vision, as it resists the concentration of wealth and power, with the associated damage to relationships and community. It also resists the limitless accumulation of debt, a feature of contemporary capitalism that is connected to its nihilism.

Keywords: interdisciplinary, economics, theology, religion, Christianity, Jubilee, eschatology, debt, interest

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