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By Helen Rhee

the problem of wealth and poverty and its dating to Christian religion is as historical because the New testomony and reaches even additional again to the Hebrew Scriptures. From the beginnings of the Christian circulate, the difficulty of ways to house riches and deal with the terrible shaped a tremendous point of Christian discipleship. This cautious learn exhibits how early Christians followed, appropriated, and reworked the Jewish and Greco-Roman ethical teachings and practices of giving and patronage. As Helen Rhee illuminates the early Christian knowing of wealth and poverty, she exhibits the way it impacted the formation of Christian id. She additionally demonstrates the continuing relevance of early Christian idea and perform for the modern church.

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