Money and Possessions: Interpretation--Resources for the Use of Scripture in the Church
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The Bible is steeped in economic questions concerning private property, borrowing, theft; giving out of one's abundance; allocating fair wages to workers; caring for the widow and the orphan; putting God first, not being preoccupied with one's own needs. . . . Brueggemann rigorously assesses tough issues. 384 pages, hardcover. Westminster John Knox.

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Format: Hardcover
Number of Pages: 384
Vendor: Westminster John Knox Press
Publication Date: 2016
Dimensions: 9.00 X 6.00 (inches)
ISBN: 0664233643
ISBN-13: 9780664233648

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The Bible is rich with complex and diverse material on the topic of money and possessions. Indeed, a close look at many scriptural texts reveals that economics is a core preoccupation of the biblical tradition. In this new work, highly regarded preacher and scholar Walter Brueggemann explores the recurring theme of money and possessions in the Old and New Testaments. He proposes six theses concerning money and possessions in the Bible, observing their contradictory nature to the conventional wisdom and practice of both the ancient world and today’s society. Brueggemann advises us to reassess the ways in which our society engages—or does not engage—questions of money and possessions as carriers of social possibility. He invites the church to move toward an alternative neighborly economy that is more consistent with the gospel we confess.

Author Bio

Walter Brueggemann is William Marcellus McPheeters Professor Emeritus of Old Testament at Columbia Theological Seminary. An ordained minister in the United Church of Christ, he is the author of dozens of books, including Sabbath as Resistance: Saying No to the Culture of Now, Journey to the Common Good, and Chosen? Reading the Bible amid the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict.

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