The Predicament of the Prosperous

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Westminster John Knox Press, 1 ian. 1978 - 212 pagini

How can a church in the richest and most powerful nation on earth respond to the needs of the poor, the hungry, and the oppressed? The authors of this book describe this issue with clarity and power, and explore the biblical perspectives that offer guidance toward a viable and more equitable future for both church and society.The authors call for a radical change in life-style based on a revolution in perspective and basic values.

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Editors Foreword
9
Insurmountable Opportunities
19
The Prosperity of the Righteous
48
Let Your Minds Be Remade
57
Deliverance
79
Wisdom and Creation
99
Judgment and Hope
126
Shalom and Christ
146
Which Way Now?
163
What Form for the Church?
186
Notes
195
Select Bibliography
207
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Despre autor (1978)

Bruce C. Birch is Dean and Woodrow W. and Mildred B. Miller Professor of Biblical Theology at Wesley Theological Seminary in Washington, D.C. He is a contributing author to volume II of the New Interpreter's Bible and The Old Testament: A Theological Introduction.

Larry L. Rasmussen is the the Reinhold Niebuhr Professor of Social Ethics at Union Theological Seminary in New York City. He has authored a number of books, including Earth Community, Earth Ethics, and Earth Habitat: Eco-Injustice and the Church's Response.

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