Johannine and Michaelic Economics Christianising Economic Life
Based on a series of lectures given in North America, this book is an excursion into wholly unknown territory – the field of Johannine and Michaelic economics. Such a topic does not admit to simple definition, so this volume is discursive. Spanning from Abraham to the present day, topics include the link to the John Gospel, the meaning of finance, and the relationship between gift money and global capital. Accompanied by chalk drawings from the lectures, centre stage are the contributions to economics of Aristotle, Thomas Aquinas and Rudolf Steiner regarding the challenge of replacing today’s brain-based economic culture with the language of The I Am. Why Michael? Because he is the regent of all things cosmopolitan – to wit, today’s global economy. But also the Industrial Revolution, based on iron, and modern credit creation, when these are understood as a reflection of the increasing phenomenon of initiation through economic affairs.