Remember the Poor: Paul, Poverty, and the Greco-Roman World  -     By: Bruce Longenecker
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Remember the Poor: Paul, Poverty, and the Greco-Roman World

Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co. / 2010 / Paperback

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Many scholars engaged in exploring the economic dimensions of early Christianity simply don't bother with Paul, mistakenly believing that he had little regard for the poor and that his theological deliberations therefore have little relevance to studies of wealth and poverty in the Greco-Roman world.

In Remember the Poor Bruce Longenecker counters this view, arguing persuasively that care for the impoverished was integral to Paul's gospel and standard practice in the Jesus-groups that he founded.

Longenecker sets out a robust "economy scale" for urban Greco-Roman society, using his in-depth analysis of poverty in the first century as the backdrop for a compelling presentation integrating economics, history, exegesis, and theology.

Calling into question a number of established interpretive paradigms, Longenecker offers here a fresh vision in which Paul's convictions regarding care for the poor are shown to be historically significant and theologically challenging.

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 384
Vendor: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co.
Publication Date: 2010
Dimensions: 9.00 X 6.00 (inches)
ISBN: 0802863736
ISBN-13: 9780802863737
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Richard Bauckham
-University of St. Andrews
"This important book reveals an economic dimension of Paul's gospel that has only rarely been identified and never expounded so fully and convincingly. It also builds up a realistic picture of the way that care for the poor was embodied in the life of the communities Paul founded. Longenecker's well-informed and careful arguments deserve wide attention."

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