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Transcriber's Note: Inconsistent hyphenation in the original document has been preserved. Obvious typographical errors have been corrected in this text. For a complete list, please see the end of this document.

USURY

A Scriptural, Ethical and Economic View

BY

CALVIN ELLIOTT

PUBLISHED BY THE ANTI USURY LEAGUE MILLERSBURG, OHIO

COPYRIGHTED 1902 BY CALVIN ELLIOTT.

CONTENTS.

Page. Chapter I Definition 7

Chapter II The Law by Moses 11

Chapter III Usury and "The Stranger" 18

Chapter IV David and Solomon 26

Chapter V Denunciation of Jeremiah and Ezekiel 30

Chapter VI Financial Reform by Nehemiah 36

Chapter VII Teachings of the Master 42

Chapter VIII Parables of the Talents and the Pounds 52

Chapter IX Practice of the disciples 58

Chapter X Church history 69

Chapter XI Calvin's letter on usury 73

Chapter XII Permanency of the prohibition 79

Chapter XIII Our changed conditions 81

Chapter XIV The American Revision 87

Chapter XV Duty learned from two sources 93

Chapter XVI Rights of man over things 97

Chapter XVII Equal rights of men 102

Chapter XVIII A false basal principle 108

Chapter XIX The true ethical principle 115

Chapter XX Wealth is barren 121

Chapter XXI Wealth decays 132

Chapter XXII The debt habit 138

Chapter XXIII The borrower is servant to the lender 144

Chapter XXIV Usury enslaves the borrower 146

Chapter XXV Usury oppresses the poor 154

Chapter XXVI Usury oppresses the poor continued 160

Chapter XXVII Usury oppresses the poor continued 168

Chapter XXVIII Usury oppresses the poor concluded 174

Chapter XXIX Usury centralizes wealth 180

Chapter XXX Mammon dominates the nations 189

Chapter XXXI Effect on character 206

Chapter XXXII Ax at the root of the tree 219

Chapter XXXIII Per contra; Christian Apologists 233

Chapter XXXIV Per contra; Land Rentals 243

Chapter XXXV Per contra; Political Economists 253

Chapter XXXVI Usury in History 258

Chapter XXXVII Francis Bacon 266

Chapter XXXVIII Why this truth was neglected 272

Chapter XXXIX Crushed truth will rise again 281

Index 293

TO MY READERS.

I beg the sincere and thoughtful consideration of this book by all its readers. Please follow the argument in the order in which it is presented... Continue reading book >>




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