Eden's Bridge: The Marketplace in Creation and Mission explores a biblically based theology of the marketplace implicit in the creation narrative of Genesis 1-2. The thesis validates the calling and ministry of all marketplace Christians. David Doty invites readers to rethink and redirect the purposes of vocation, trade, and profit toward the purposes of God's Kingdom, as they were revealed in the beginning and are to be restored in Christ's reign. This book is eye-opening and inviting as it explores how God is moving to reclaim the marketplace for His Kingdom, and His redeeming purposes for the world of commerce. The marketplace holds untold potential if business is conducted according to God's plan: poverty can be eradicated, abundant living can be shared among all people, and shalom can prevail. Eden's Bridge offers hope for recovering from the recent collapse of the global economic system by envisioning a new view of how wealth is made and how the marketplace is yet to serve God's purposes in His mission to the world.
"For as long as I can remember, theologians have had little good to say about markets. But in Eden's Bridge, self-described 'serial entrepreneur' David Doty makes both the practical and theological cases for free markets and the price system. Though markets have been infected by sin, Doty argues they are part of God's divine providence, and calls each of us to a mission to renew markets in accordance with our Lord's will. Amen!"
-Victor V. Claar
Coauthor of Economics in Christian Perspective: Theory, Policy and Life Choices
"The market, like so much of creation, reflects the Trinitarian God, who is himself relational. Holiness by its nature is a deep concern for the needs of others, and, when rightly oriented, the market is a reflection of God's redemptive action and lifting up of humanity. David Doty understands this and deeply expounds upon this in Eden's Bridge."
Managing Editor, Religion & Liberty, Acton Institute
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