You Shall Not Steal: Community and Property in the Biblical Tradition

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Wipf and Stock Publishers, Aug 5, 2011 - Religion - 172 pages
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The biblical injunction not to steal is often used to defend the notion of inviolable private property and the right to accumulate great wealth. The author demonstrates that this is a misuse of the biblical text and that, on the contrary, the commandment's purpose was to guarantee everyone's right to basic necessities of life.
 

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Contents

THE COMMANDMENT
3
Chapter
10
Chapter3
32
Summary of Part One
48
Chapter 5
67
Chapter 6
86
Chapter 7
100
Chapter 8
113
Abbreviations
125
Works Cited
139
Index of Scriptural References
149
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Robert Gnuse is the James C. Carter, SJ/Bank One Distinguished Professor of the Humanities in the Religious Studies Department at Loyola University New Orleans. He is the author of 12 books and approximately 80 articles in the field of biblical studies.

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