Sharing Possessions : What Faith Demands, Second Edition

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  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1/24/2011
  • Publisher: Eerdmans Pub Co
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"This book is written as an exercise in theological reflection on one of the knottiest questions imaginable: the connection between being a Christian and the way we own and use thingsā. When we turn to thinking about money and possessions, we find ourselves in murky waters. The things we own and use, like our sexuality, lie close to the bone of our individual and collective sense of identity."

Author Biography

Luke Timothy Johnson is R. W. Woodruff Professor of New Testament and Christian Origins at Candler School of Theology, Emory University. His many other books include The Creed: What Christians Believe and Why It Matters and Brother of Jesus, Friend of God: Studies in the Letter of James, and he is the winner of the 2011 Grawemeyer Award in Religion for his Among the Gentiles: Greco-Roman Religion and Christianity.

Table of Contents

Preface to the Second Editionp. vi
Introductionp. 1
Searching for a Mandatep. 11
Toward a Theological Understanding of Possessionsp. 29
Sharing Possessions: Mandate and Symbol of Faithp. 73
Critical Observations on the Community of Goods and Almsgivingp. 109
Epiloguep. 135
Study Questionsp. 157
Suggestions for Further Readingp. 161
Scripture Indexp. 163
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