Early Christian “Business Practices”

Christians did not:

  • lie (or bend/hide the truth) about the products they were selling
  • bring down pressure on debtors
  • evict people who couldn’t pay rent
  • file lawsuits
  • charge (exorbitant?) interest for loans

See Kreider, Alan. The Patient Ferment of the Early Church: The Improbable Rise of Christianity in the Roman Empire. Baker Academic, 2016.

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