"The award-winning author of Sin: A History
provides another must-read for lay reader and scholar alike."—Publishers Weekly
, starred review
“Ambitious . . . formidable . . . remarkably lucid."—Greg Carey, Christian Century
"Of interest to a wide range of readers . . . intellectually rich . . . engaging . . . [an] expert and stimulating work."Timothy J. Sandoval, Review of Biblical Literature
" . . . Most engaging book both for Jewish-Christian and Roman Catholic-Protestant biblical and theological dialogue. It evinces engaged and laudable wrestling with biblical theology. The book is challenging and charming, full of riches that do profit. If you liked Sin, you will love Charity."Bonnie Thurston, The Catholic Biblical Quarterly
“Unquestionably learned [and] insightful. . . . An encouraging work of interreligious scholarship.”—John P. Langan, America
Won an Award of Merit for the 2014 Christianity Today Book Award competition in the category of Biblical Studies.
Named one of the 10 Best Religion Books of 2013 by Religion News Service
“Wide-ranging and engaging”—Matthew L. Skinner, Christian Century
“[Anderson's] study . . . persuasively emphasises the spiritual and theological value of charitable works and may deepen the commitment of readers to embrace ‘all peoples and all needs’ within the divine economy of charity.”—Hilmar M. Pabel, The Tablet
“Gary Anderson brilliantly illuminates the true place of almsgiving in the biblical and post-biblical tradition. His extraordinary, bold book changes entire fields of Christian theology and biblical scholarship once and for all.”—Matthew Levering, University of Dayton
“Characteristically learned and wide-ranging, this book is a fascinating and timely call to revisit inherited assumptions about the sacramental connection between grace and charity.”— Markus Bockmuehl, University of Oxford
Finalist for the 2014 American Academy of Religion Awards for Excellence in the Study of Religion, in the textual studies category.