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Neither Poverty Nor Riches: A Biblical Theology of Possessions
Craig L. Bloomberg
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This series addresses key issues in the discipline of biblical theology. Scholarly yet entirely accessible to students, pastors, and general readers, these volumes avoid technical jargon, interact with the best, most relevant literature, and - above all - provide clear and creative insights that help thinking Christians better understand the Bible and its application to contemporary life.
One of the most difficult questions facing Christians today has to do with the proper attitude toward possessions. In wealthy nations, especially those in the West, individuals accumulate much and yet are exposed almost daily to the plight of the poor - from the homeless men and women on their own city streets to the faces of starving children on their television screens. What action should they take on behalf of the poor? What should they do with their own possessions?
In Neither Poverty nor Riches Craig Blomberg explores what the Bible has to say about these questions. Avoiding easy answers, he seeks instead to develop a comprehensive biblical theology of possessions. Beginning with the groundwork laid by the Old Testament and the ideas developed in the intertestamental period, he draws out what the whole New Testament has to say on the subject and offers conclusions and applications relevant to our modern world.
Called "the best book on the subject" by D. A. Carson, Neither Poverty nor Riches should be read by all concerned with the relation of poverty, wealth, and faith.
"On a subject as sensitive as this one, it is extraordinarily rare to find balance and prophetic voice rolled up in one. In my view, this is now the best book on the entire subject."
—D. A. Carson, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School
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About the Author
Craig Blomberg (Ph.D., Aberdeen) is professor of New Testament at Denver Seminary in Denver, Colorado.
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