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What were the three civilizations?

In book three chapter three, of Mere Christianity Lewis states that three great civilizations have condemned the very thing on which we have based our society. What were the three civilizations and what is the thing they have condemned? What does it mean for us?

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The three societies is question are the ancient Greeks, the Jews of the Old Testament, and the Christian teachers of the Middle Ages. The one thing that each of these societies condemned was investment (money lending and usury). As evidenced by the state of our economy, we can see that borrowing and paying high interest rates has put many countries in a state a emergency. Not to mention, the number of people facing personal bankruptcy and the loss of all they have.


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