Lesslie Newbigin on Western Economics and Mission...

Newbigin being prophetic as usual writes:

The ideology of the free market has proved itself more powerful than Marxism. It is, of course, not just a way of arranging economic affairs. It has deep roots in the human soul. It can be met and mastered only at the level of religious faith, for it is a form of idolatry. The churches have hardly begun to recognize that this is probably their most urgent missionary task during the coming century. (The Open Secret: An Introduction to the Theology of Mission, pg. 95)