Judas and Money

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“John Ruskin was later to reflect: “We do great injustice to Iscariot, in thinking him wicked above all common wickedness. He was only a common money-lover, and, like all money-lovers, did not understand Christ; – could not make out the worth of Him or the meaning of Him. He never thought that He would be killed. He was horror-struck when he found that Christ would be killed; threw his money away instantly, and hanged himself. How many of our present money-seekers, think you, would have the grace to hang themselves, whoever was killed?” (Theology of Money, 225)

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One Response to “Judas and Money”

  1. Barth on Necessity and Suffering « JRidenour Says:

    […] and Jesus’ relationship, I think we should be more cautious to condemn Jesus as Ruskin points out here. The issue of sovereignty obviously is at play here. I tend to think that Jesus chose Judas as a […]

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