Monthly Archives: November 2021

Review of John Wesley’s “The Use of Money” (1760)

This is probably the best-known sermon by Wesley on economic ethics. It was this one that Kathleen MacArthur heavily relied on for The Economic Ethics of John Wesley. There are three main principles that Wesley uses in his formula of … Continue reading

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Review of Daniel Defoe’s “The Complete English Tradesman”

This is an excellent sourcebook on the views held by businessmen in the 18th century. Defoe, you may know, was the author of what some consider the first novel, Robinson Crusoe (1719), which is about an English sailor who gets stranded on … Continue reading

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Bread and Water Fasts with the Catholic Saints

“He ate once daily, after sunset, but there were times when he received food every second and frequently even every fourth day. His food was bread and salt, and for drinking he took only water. There is no reason even … Continue reading

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