Dethroning Mammon

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 Deceive Archbishop 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.Dethroning Mammon

Justin Portal Welby is the 105th and current Archbishop of Canterbury and senior bishop in the Church of England Welby was formerly the vicar of Southam, Warwickshire, and most recently was the Bishop of Durham, serving for just over a year As Archbishop of Canterbury he is Primate of All England and the symbolic head of the worldwide Anglican Communion.Welby s early career was in the oil indust

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  • Paperback
  • 169 pages
  • Dethroning Mammon
  • Justin Welby
  • English
  • 10 November 2018
  • 9781472929778

10 thoughts on “Dethroning Mammon

  1. says:

    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.

  2. says:

    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 ...

  3. says:

    I need to reread this book, and think it all through.

  4. says:

    Have mixed feelings about this book It tackles an important subject but not to any great depth, although, written, as it was as a Lent devotional, that is hardly surprising However, it is also a little patchy in its exegesis of the Biblical text, taking some things for granted including the origin and context of the term Mammon used in the title and throughout the book whilst in others offering some interesting insights eg the emphasis on money in the run up to the passion narrative in Luke s Gospel and making major leaps in others eg Vanier s suggestion that Lazarus had learning difficulties The lack of radical critical analysis of the modern economic system was frustrating, especially given his insider knowledge, and either indicates personal complicity or the compromises required when one is Archbishop of Canterbury This is, as he admits at the outset, his first book and there is perhaps a fuller book to be written in ...

  5. says:

    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 mammon.Dethroning 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 shame.The inclusion of Biblical writing will put off quite 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 services.Justin Welby presents his reader with considerable food for thought, whether or not Dethroning Mammon is read from a Christian or secul...

  6. says:

    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 6 24Money 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 ab...

  7. says:

    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 lives.Dethroning 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 en...

  8. says:

    You can guess what this book is about Welby s theology, writing style, and intentions work well together.He 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 ha...

  9. says:

    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...

  10. says:

    Definitely written by someone who doesn t write for a living as the style of this book is perhaps too conversational at times, but it is thought provoking about the way that our society is built on money, consumerism and the false gods of finance and growth However I came away thi...

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