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I. Concept – II. Legal Aspects – III. Economics – IV. Non-Christian Antiquity – V. Bible – VI. Christianity – VII. Judaism – VIII. Islam

I. Concept

Interest is payment in exchange for a right of use or exploitation, typically on a temporary basis and always agreed for a fixed period of time. Money later gained increasing importance as an object of lending and now occupies a …

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Grundmann, Stefan, Bayer, Stefan, Schneider, Helmuth, Kessler, Rainer, Strohm, Christoph, Reichman, Ronen and Krawietz, Birgit, “Interest”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 10 December 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_COM_025457>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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