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Thursday, November 27, 2008

Heslam on thrift


Peter Heslam calls for a rediscovery of thrift. He writes
"Despite this silence, Hebrew and Christian scriptures provide solid foundations for a theology of thrift. Indeed, the word probably derives from an Old Norse word meaning ‘to thrive’. Literally it means ‘prosperity’ or ‘well-being’ – meanings encompassed in the Hebrew notion of shalom, which is central to the biblical theme of redemption. Not to be confused with ‘stingy’, thrift is an amalgam of attitudes and behaviours that leads to prosperity."
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