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|Title: Paul and Money: A Biblical and Theological Analysis of the Apostle's Teachings and Practices|
By: Verlyn Verbrugge, Keith R. Krell
Number of Pages: 352
Publication Date: 2015
|Dimensions: 9.00 X 6.00 (inches)|
Weight: 12 ounces
Stock No: WW518331
The apostle Paul, one of the most prominent figures in the early Jesus movement, had a lot to say about money. His letters deal with real people as they lived their Christian lives in the Greco-Roman world. He finds it necessary to address "those who are rich in this present world" (1 Tim 6:17). But he also has to address those do not want to work, for whatever reason, and are "idle and disruptive" (2 Thess 3:6). Moreover, whereas most churches today have a certain socio-economic homogeneity, some of Pauls churches had a combination of upper class wealthy people and lower class slaves worshiping side-by-side, and it inevitably created friction (esp. 1 Cor 11:1734).
During the past twenty years a significant amount of research has been done on class-consciousness in the Greco-Roman world and on the significance of Pauls fund-raising venture "for the poor among the Lords people in Jerusalem""the collection"for his ministry. Relying on the surprising results of current Pauline scholarship and a careful exegesis of a variety of New Testament texts, this book offers a thorough investigation of the apostle Pauls sayings and dealings with money.
Verlyn D. Verbrugge (PhD, University of Notre Dame) is Senior Editor at Large for Biblical and Theological Resources at Zondervan. He has published a number of articles as well as the acclaimed New International Dictionary of New Testament Theology: Abridged Edition (Zondervan, 2000), Pauls Style of Church Leadership as Illustrated by His Instructions to the Corinthians on the Collection (Mellen, 1992), and A Not-So-Silent Night: The Unheard Story of Christmas and Why It Matters (Kregel, 2009).
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