The Predicament of the Prosperous  -     By: Bruce C. Birch
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The Predicament of the Prosperous

Westminster John Knox Press / 1978 / Paperback

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Format: Paperback
Vendor: Westminster John Knox Press
Publication Date: 1978
Dimensions: 8.50 X 5.50 (inches)
ISBN: 0664242111
ISBN-13: 9780664242114

Publisher's Description

How can a church in the richest and most powerful nation on earth respond to the needs of the poor, the hungry, and the oppressed? The authors of this book describe this issue with clarity and power, and explore the biblical perspectives that offer guidance toward a viable and more equitable future for both church and society.The authors call for a radical change in life-style based on a revolution in perspective and basic values.

Author Bio

Bruce C. Birch is Dean and Woodrow W. and Mildred B. Miller Professor of Biblical Theology at Wesley Theological Seminary in Washington, D.C. He is a contributing author to volume II of the New Interpreter's Bible and The Old Testament: A Theological Introduction. Larry L. Rasmussen is the the Reinhold Niebuhr Professor of Social Ethics at Union Theological Seminary in New York City. He has authored a number of books, including Earth Community, Earth Ethics, and Earth Habitat: Eco-Injustice and the Church's Response.

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