During any discussion of economics and politics from a biblical perspective, one will inevitably hear the oft-repeated statement, The Bible is not an economics textbook. No serious economist or theologian would deny this, but its implications are dangerous. The philosophical, moral, and ethical side of economics can easily be overlooked... Economics in theory and in practice touches heavily on, and at times rudely collides with, biblical ethics. Where ethics touches economics, the Bible is relevant. --R.C. Sproul, Sr.
Biblical Economics is actually the third incarnation of this book. It first appeared in 1985 under the title Money Matters, its author a prodigious twenty years old. Nine years later, as the economy became a topic of obsessive concern among Americans, the book was reprinted as Dollar Signs of the Times. In 2002 it was published by the Highlands Study center as Biblical Economics and in 2008 released again by Tolle Lege Press. --Tolle Lege Press
About the Author
Robert Craig Sproul, better known as R.C. Sproul, Jr., is a Calvinist Christian minister and theologian and is the son of Robert Charles Sproul, a noted Reformed theologian and founder of Ligonier Ministries. Sproul, Jr. holds degrees from Grove City College and Reformed Theological Seminary and received his D.Min. from Whitefield Theological Seminary. He is a teaching elder of Saint Peter Presbyterian Church (SPPC) and is founder, chairman, and teacher of the Highlands Study Center (HSC), both in the Bristol, Virginia area. At HSC, Sproul teaches a Bible study for the community and classes for homeschooled students, guides HSC's resident students through their independent studies, and serves as executive editor of Every Thought Captive, a bimonthly magazine published by HSC. He has spoken at a number of conferences and is a vocal supporter of homeschooling, traditional family roles, and limited government.