Dethroning Mammon

Dethroning Mammon❮PDF❯ ✩ Dethroning Mammon Author Justin Welby – In his first full length book Justin Welby looks at the subject of money and materialism Designed for study in the weeks of Lent leading up to Easter Dethroning Mammon reflects on the impact of our ow In his first full length book Justin Welby looks at the subject of money and materialism Designed for study in the weeks of Lent leading up to Easter Dethroning Mammon reflects on the impact of our own attitudes and of the pressures that surround us on how we handle the power of money called Mammon in this book Who will be on the throne of our lives Who will direct our actions and attitudes Is it Jesus Christ who brings truth hope and freedom Or is it Mammon so attractive so clear but leading us into paths that tangle trip and deceiveArchbishop Justin explores the tensions that arise in a society dominated by Mammon's modern aliases economics and finance and by the pressures of our culture to conform to Mammon's expectations Following the Gospels towards Easter this book asks the reader what it means to dethrone Mammon in the values and priorities of our civilisation and in our own existence In Dethroning Mammon Archbishop Justin encourages us to use Lent as a time of learning to trust in the abundance and grace of God. Both radical and calm this is a beautifully written reflection on our relationship with money Interspersed with scriptural excerpts this is a fresh and contemporary analysis of how we can rethink our bonds to the promises of money Whilst I learnt nothing new much of it borrowed from behavioural economics aristotelian ethics or political philosophy this is exactly the kind of book the church needs to pay attention to It is refreshing to the leader of a major world religion engage with the modern world in a credible and engaging way and to challenge the status uo instead of reinforcing it I need to reread this book and think it all through Good read can’t say I learnt anything new however it encourages the reader to think about hisher relationship with money and how it drives certain behaviours and emotions No one can serve two masters for either he will hate the one and love the other or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other You cannot serve God and money Matthew 624Money makes the world go round; money is so sunny in a rich man's world Every single day money exudes a powerful influence on people and through our actions and our responses towards money towards as Archbishop Justin calls Mammon that is greed as an evil master that enslaves we as Christians risk enthroning Mammon at the centre of our lives rather than Jesus Christ By helping us reassess these attitudes towards serving money Mammon simple but deceptive seductive and destructive and serving Jesus hard but rewarding freeing and restorative Archbishop Justin calmly leads us through how we can better serve Jesus that by participating in the divine economy wherein every human has inherent value regardless financial contributions and in which God freely gives without limit we are able to rightly devote our lives to Jesus radically transforming our attitudes towards money Although at times meandering and lacking in the finer details of execution the Archbishop's first book is a welcome one in the aftermath of the Great Recession and especially during Lent as we are able to see fully the true riches of Jesus the pearl of great price Money is of interest to virtually everyone no matter how much or little they have Even those with a lot generally seem to want The Arch Bishop of Canterbury and former businessman in his first full length book debunks or maybe I should say dethrones some of the myths surrounding money or mammonDethroning Mammon is an overtly Christian publication with references to the Bible within its text While this will no doubt please or at least not alienate Christians in some ways it is a shameThe inclusion of Biblical writing will put off uite a few people who might find the book interesting as it explains how not only people but government and business handle and account for money and how this affects the economy of the country Some practices might surprise you especially how government assigns monetary value to servicesJustin Welby presents his reader with considerable food for thought whether or not Dethroning Mammon is read from a Christian or secular perspective It is written in an accessible clear easily understandable style without treating the reader as uninformed This year as I’ve started to read Justin Welby’s new book Reimagining Britain Foundations for Hope I found myself needing to revisit a slim paperback I read about this time last year Dethroning Mammon Making Money Serve Grace This little paperback was Justin’s first solely authored book and is a Lent book looking at what it might mean to replace money with Jesus in the way we approach and arrange our livesDethroning Mammon is a vey helpful lent book Laid out simply calmly written and rooted in Scripture this little book is a gradual and careful discussion of six key themes Related to Lent but entirely readable and reflection able outside of that season Dethroning Mammon offers six points to think about based on what Welby identifies as the tension in the Bible between following Jesus and serving wealthhttpswwwthomascreedycoukbook r You can guess what this book is about Welby's theology writing style and intentions work well togetherHe is sloppier on economics For instance he sometimes argues that wealth is a fixed pie and sometimes that it isn't Most arguments are from a liberal perspective that won't be as effective convincing the conservative businesspeople The divine economy concept is hand waiving than concrete ideasWelby sees a real problem that is all too often unaddressed in my Evangelical circles Perhaps he might partner with a top economist for a follow up A book to make you thinkIn this excellent book Archbishop Justin Welby warns of the power given to financial gain in the lives of many individuals at the cost of a uality of life to be found in the love of God Far from being anti capitalist he merely points to the dangers of favouring the material world whilst challenging the reader to answer uestions concerning their personal life I enjoyed this on a second reading It is a slight book it had the feel of a book written by someone who usually writes much shorter pieces eg sermons but it has a depth and breadth of knowledge about it both in terms of the Bible and contemporary economic and political realities gleaned both from the author's previous career in the oil industry and from his current uniue perspective as head of the the Anglican communion

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  • Paperback
  • 169 pages
  • Dethroning Mammon
  • Justin Welby
  • English
  • 05 August 2015
  • 9781472929778