Monday, February 07, 2011

Usury and Anti-Usury in England and Puritan New England

Latest installment in Michael Hoffman’s ongoing study of usury, the mortal sin that was, and now is not:

 "Usury and Anti-Usury in Renaissance England and Early Puritan New England”

 •In-depth challenge to the thesis of Max Weber in his famous book, The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism.

•Exhaustively documents the suppressed history of the early Puritan struggle to abolish usury.

•Uncovers the Catholic roots of the legal theory of usury in the "Nominalist" school of philosophy.

•Analyzes the usury views of John Calvin and Martin Luther and the laws of English Kings Henry VIII, Edward VI, James I and Charles I, as well as Queen Elizabeth.

•Hoffman shows that far from being miserly propagators of a usurious "prosperity gospel," early Puritan leaders and preachers such as John Winthrop and John Cotton and hundreds of others, fought unjust prices and interest on loans with heroic fortitude.

•Order this revisionist revelation only if you're prepared to have your preconceptions shattered!

•Also includes a section on: "Puritanism and Yankee Abolitionism: Setting the Record Straight.”



Jason said...

"I would rather die than see
Anitchrist's ascendancy,
And his first advances
Now within the Temple stand,
There in an unholy band
Raking in finances."
- Walter of Chatillon

Looking forward to reading this new edition!

PaulH said...

Mr Hoffman -

No ill of society is more in need of eradication than the disease of usury. It is without doubt the pragmatic weapon used to covertly control the great mass of humanity. Money that carries interest is like a cancer of the blood, a form of societal leukaemia. The continued presence of usury guarantees the continued absence of decency and civilised living.
I am one of those few englishmen who know for sure that the epicentre of this global virus resides in The City of London. I've just ordered and keenly await the arrival of your latest newsletter to add to my understanding and spur me on to action.
Thank you once again for your good work.

King of the Paupers said...

Jct: Nice to know he's seen the problem of usury killing the planet but sad to know he hasn't seen the solution: the UNILETS Millennium Declaration C6 to government for interest-free time-based currency to restructure the global financial architecture.