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The Resource Charity : the place of the poor in the Biblical tradition, Gary A. Anderson

Charity : the place of the poor in the Biblical tradition, Gary A. Anderson

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Charity : the place of the poor in the Biblical tradition
Title
Charity
Title remainder
the place of the poor in the Biblical tradition
Statement of responsibility
Gary A. Anderson
Title variation
Place of the poor in the Biblical tradition
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • In this reappraisal of charity in the biblical tradition, Anderson argues that the poor constituted the privileged place where Jews and Christians met God. He shows how charity affirms the goodness of the created order; the world was created through charity and therefore rewards it
  • "It has long been acknowledged that Jews and Christians distinguished themselves through charity to the poor. Though ancient Greeks and Romans were also generous, they funded theaters and baths rather than poorhouses and orphanages. How might we explain this difference? In this significant reappraisal of charity in the biblical tradition, Gary Anderson argues that the poor constituted the privileged place where Jews and Christians met God. Though concerns for social justice were not unknown to early Jews and Christians, the poor achieved the importance they did primarily because they were thought to be "living altars," a place to make a sacrifice, a loan to God that he, as the ultimate guarantor, could be trusted to repay in turn. Contrary to the assertions of Reformation and modern critiques, belief in a heavenly treasury was not just about self-interest. Sifting through biblical and postbiblical texts, Anderson shows how charity affirms the goodness of the created order; the world was created through charity and therefore rewards it."--Publisher's description
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DLC
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1955-
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Anderson, Gary A.
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
BV4639
LC item number
.A53 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Charity
  • Poor
  • Poor
  • Charity
  • Nächstenliebe
  • Almosen
  • Biblische Theologie
  • Armut
Label
Charity : the place of the poor in the Biblical tradition, Gary A. Anderson
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and indexes
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The challenge of charity -- Charity as an expression of faith in God -- Charity as service to God -- A loan to God -- Material wealth and its deceptions -- Deliverance from death -- Is charity always rewarded? -- Charity and the goodness of creation -- Charitable deeds as storable commodities -- Can merits be transferred? -- Storing good works in heaven -- Prayer, fasting, and almsgiving -- Sacrificial giving -- Deliverance from purgatory -- Your alms are a memorial
Control code
828143276
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
222 pages
Isbn
9780300198836
Lccn
2013000923
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)828143276
Label
Charity : the place of the poor in the Biblical tradition, Gary A. Anderson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The challenge of charity -- Charity as an expression of faith in God -- Charity as service to God -- A loan to God -- Material wealth and its deceptions -- Deliverance from death -- Is charity always rewarded? -- Charity and the goodness of creation -- Charitable deeds as storable commodities -- Can merits be transferred? -- Storing good works in heaven -- Prayer, fasting, and almsgiving -- Sacrificial giving -- Deliverance from purgatory -- Your alms are a memorial
Control code
828143276
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
222 pages
Isbn
9780300198836
Lccn
2013000923
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)828143276
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