Reflections

A Magazine of Theological and Ethical Inquiry from Yale Divinity School

Spring 2017 | God and Money: Turning the Tables

“I have often thought about the relationship between sin and debt. It is interesting to think of sin in terms of debt; it is a powerful image. It is also worth thinking about this in reverse: debt as sin. The metaphor is shocking when put this way. Though I would not want to make the equation literal, it is worth pondering the moral problems that excessive debt creates.”

From the Dean’s Desk - Spring 2017

Last Fall I taught a class on “Work, Debt, and Christian Witness,” which attracted a diverse group of students in theology, ethics, and ministerial studies. A significant number of the...

In 1972, three Yale University professors published a groundbreaking book called The Ethical Investor, which examined the conditions under which people have moral obligations to...

The relationship between religion, money, status, and economic justice is complicated and conflicted. Society reflects moralistic attitudes about who has earned their wealth and who deserves to be...