Latest installment in Michael Hoffman’s ongoing study of usury, the mortal sin that was, and now is not:
REVISIONIST HISTORY NEWSLETTER NO. 55
"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.”