Thriving Beyond Debt: The Lived Experience of Bankruptcy and Redemption

Zach Roche

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Capitalism only celebrates success, and it can be difficult to know what to do when confronted with failure.

This book explores what happens when people go broke and what the experience of bankruptcy and insolvency is like from a qualitative perspective. It shows, contrary to the expectations of policy makers, that debt relief is not transactional. Rather, it is moral, theological, social and cultural.

The book demonstrates that debt encompasses fairness, trust, faith, sin, guilt, revelation and confession and that taking these factors seriously is vital to successfully navigating the world of the over-indebted.
Original languageEnglish (Ireland)
Number of pages210
Publication statusPublished - 27 Mar 2024


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