Additional Reading

This limited website attempts to pull together and present only a short, and perhaps limited, introduction to a complex theological and historical area of research.  I would encourage all to engage in independent research, reading, contemplation, and decision-making. In matters of faith, even more than economics or politics, there may be no "right" answer or definitive understanding.  That is a condition of the human experience however one understands its connection to a spiritual realm.


Boer, Roland. The Sacred Economy of Ancient Israel. N.p.: Westminster John Knox, 2015.

Graeber, David. Debt: The First 5,000 Years. Brooklyn and London: Melville House, 2011.

Hamilton, Jeffries, Social Justice and Deuteronomy: The Case of Deuteronomy 15 (Atlanta: Scholars
Press, 1992), pp. 31-34.

Houston, Walter, ‘The King’s Preferential Option for the Poor’, Biblical Interpretation 7 (1999),
pp. 341-367.

Kilpi, Jukka. The Ethics of Bankruptcy. London: Routledge, 1998.

Skeel, David A. Debt's Dominion: A History of Bankruptcy Law in America. Princeton, NJ: Princeton UP, 2001. Print.