Man and Sin by Piet Schoonenberg (1964) 2.3 LK

[Consider histories of Franklin Roosevelt written in the 20th century (7700s U0’).

Not one assessed the economic consequences of Roosevelt’s tragic and capricious presidential leadership.

The Federal Reserve Board caused the Great Depression.

Roosevelt did nothing to stop their madness.

He enhance the Great Depression by supplementing economic with political uncertainty.

Why did America not fall into revolution?

The common folk were still Christian.]


Man and Sin by Piet Schoonenberg (1964) 2.3 LG

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[Here is a strange claim:

In the late Roman Empire, the converted Jew and the Jesus-worshipping slave may have been marginally more economically productive than the Second Temple Jew and the pagan slave.


The former were not of this world3a. They were in the world3a but not of it. Therefore, they did not bother with unproductive fantasies2a.]


Man and Sin by Piet Schoonenberg (1964) 2.3 LF

[The New Testament co-opposition of responsibilities3(2()) and freedom2(1) captures a moment of redefinition.

The bondage to the words of the Judaic law ended.

By choosing3b the way of Jesus2b, a converted Jew was more free1a to pursue “his” preferences in selecting responsibilities3a.

Ironically, the less political people of Christ’s way produced more wealth than the very political and wealth-devouring Jewish or Roman elites of the time.]