Following on the heels of the Great Financial Crash of 2008, the pandemic has left states, businesses and households hopelessly indebted. But what do ‘debt’ and ‘credit’ really mean anyway? Are they just two sides of the same coin, or are they somehow different in kind? And what do they have to do with central Christian ideas such as faith, trust and promise?
Philip explores questions like these, as well as unpacking the curious story of how the modern idea of credit arose in the first place.
Professor Philip Goodchild is Professor of Religion and Philosophy at the University of Nottingham, and the author of many articles and books, including Theology of Money and his recent trilogy, Credit and Faith, Economic Theology and Metaphysics of Trust.