This book is written as an exercise in theological reflection on one of the knottiest questions imaginable: the connection between being a Christian and the way we own and use things.
When we turn to thinking about money and possessions, we find ourselves in murky waters. The things we own and use, like our sexuality, lie close to the bone of our individual and collective sense of identity.
These issues lie at the heart of Luke Timothy Johnson's introductory work Sharing Possessions: What Faith Demands.
Stepping purposefully into the "murky waters" of owning and sharing, Johnson endeavors to define the slippery concept of human possession - especially in relation to God's divine ownership - and to unpack the Bible's teaching on the mystery of human possessing and possessiveness.
This second edition, reflecting thirty years of Johnson's further thinking on the subject, features chapters expanded with fresh insights, helpful new study questions for each chapter, and a substantial epilogue updating the work.