This article is about John Calvin's view on the legitimacy of interest. Calvin could agree with the idea of interest, but also placed restrictions on the charging of interest. This article also looks at the relevance of Calvin's view on interest for the credit crisis of 2008 and the policies of banks and governments.
The debt-based financial system has a self-destructive tendency. This is a lesson we are taught again and again by a financial crises. This paper looks at the biblical teaching on debt, interest, and finance. It also looks at relational ethics with regards to finances, and makes applications for church and society today.