Beyond Charity

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780800625696
  • Publisher: Augsburg Fortress, Publishers
  • Publication date: 7/1/1993
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 248
  • Sales rank: 1,322,342
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.56 (d)

Table of Contents

Relieving Misery, Preserving Social Order 1
Pt. 1 Reformation Initiatives for the Poor
Ch. 1 Poverty and Charity in the Middle Ages 17
The Concept of Poverty
Theology and Poverty
The Exigencies of Poverty
Medieval Urban Reactions to Poverty
The Secularization of Charity
The Church - Helper and Hinderer of the Poor
Ch. 2 Urban Realities and Reformation Ideals 68
Humanist Contributions and Ideas
Late Medieval Urban Developments
The Urban Reception of the Reformation
Luther's Theology and Social Welfare
Ch. 3 Reforming Responses and Roman-Radical Reactions 128
The Evangelical Church Orders
Roman Catholic Reactions
Radical Evangelical Reactions
Ch. 4 Social Reform beyond Charity for the Poor 161
Focusing on Service to the Neighbor
Recasting Wealth, Poverty, and Salvation
Beginning with Doctrine
Pt. 2 Sources on Poverty and Social Welfare
Ch. 5 Late Medieval Attitudes to Begging and Poverty 173
5.1 Canon Law (post-1140)
5.2 Jacques de Vitry (d. c. 1240). A Sermon Illustration and Concerning Hospitals for the Poor and Homes for the Lepers"
5.3 John Hus (1371-1415). "On Charity Trusts" (1413)
5.4 Johann Geiler of Kaysersberg (1445-1510), "Concerning Begging"
5.5 Nuremberg Begging Order of 1478
5.6 Martin Luther's "Foreword" to Mathias Hutlin
Ch. 6 Renaissance and Reformation Perspectives 186
6.1 Desiderius Erasmus (c. 1469-1536), "Beggar Talk" (1524)
6.2 Andreas Bodenstein von Karlstadt (c. 1480-1541), "There Should Be No Beggars among Christians" (1522)
6.3 Martin Luther (1483-1546), "That Clergy Should Preach against Usury" (1540)
6.4 "A Conversation concerning the Common Chest of Schwabach, Namely by Brother Heinrich, Knecht Ruprecht, Spuler, and Their Master of the Wool Cloth Trade" (1524)
Ch. 7 Social Welfare Legislation 200
7.1 Order of the City of Wittenberg (1522)
7.2 The Poor Order of Ypres (1525)
Bibliography 207
Index 230
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