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The Resource Loving the poor, saving the rich : wealth, poverty, and early Christian formation, Helen Rhee

Loving the poor, saving the rich : wealth, poverty, and early Christian formation, Helen Rhee

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Loving the poor, saving the rich : wealth, poverty, and early Christian formation
Title
Loving the poor, saving the rich
Title remainder
wealth, poverty, and early Christian formation
Statement of responsibility
Helen Rhee
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Language
eng
Summary
"The issue of wealth and poverty and its relationship to Christian faith is as ancient as the New Testament and reaches even further back to the Hebrew Scriptures. From the beginnings of the Christian movement, the issue of how to deal with riches and care for the poor formed an important aspect of Christian discipleship. This careful study analyzes the significance of wealth and poverty in constructing Christian identity in the complex socioeconomic situation and cultural milieu of the early Roman Empire. Helen Rhee shows how early Christians adopted, appropriated, and transformed the Jewish and Greco-Roman moral teachings and practices of giving and patronage. She examines how early Christians developed their distinctive theology and social understanding of wealth and the wealthy on one hand and of poverty and the poor on the other, demonstrating that this understanding impacted early Christian identity formation. She also explores the vital role wealth and poverty played in the construction of eschatology, soteriology, and ecclesiology in the social and cultural context of the time. In addition, the book draws out relevant implications of early Christian thought and practice for the contemporary church. Professors and students in courses on Christian origins, early Christianity, church history, and Christian ethics will value this work." -- Publisher description
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Rhee, Helen
Index
index present
LC call number
BR115.W4
LC item number
R44 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Wealth
  • Poverty
  • Church history
  • Church history
  • Poverty
  • Wealth
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Loving the poor, saving the rich : wealth, poverty, and early Christian formation, Helen Rhee
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 221-252) and indexes
Contents
The social, economic, and theological world of early Christianity -- Wealth, poverty, and eschatology -- Wealth, poverty, and salvation -- Wealth, poverty, and koinonia -- Wealth, poverty, and ecclesiastical control -- Wealth, poverty, and Christian identity -- Wealth, poverty, and Christian response in contemporary society
Control code
775419995
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xx, 279 p.
Isbn
9780801048241
Lccn
2012018187
Other control number
99951574562
System control number
(OCoLC)775419995
Label
Loving the poor, saving the rich : wealth, poverty, and early Christian formation, Helen Rhee
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 221-252) and indexes
Contents
The social, economic, and theological world of early Christianity -- Wealth, poverty, and eschatology -- Wealth, poverty, and salvation -- Wealth, poverty, and koinonia -- Wealth, poverty, and ecclesiastical control -- Wealth, poverty, and Christian identity -- Wealth, poverty, and Christian response in contemporary society
Control code
775419995
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xx, 279 p.
Isbn
9780801048241
Lccn
2012018187
Other control number
99951574562
System control number
(OCoLC)775419995

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