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Engaging Economics: New Testament Scenarios and Early Christian Reception
     

Engaging Economics: New Testament Scenarios and Early Christian Reception

by Bruce W. Longenecker (Editor), Kelly D. Liebengood (Editor)
 

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Engaging Economics exposes economic dimensions of the theology of the early Jesus movement, as reflected both in the texts of the New Testament and in the reception of those texts within the patristic era. Under these two considerations, the contributors demonstrate that an economic dimension was an integral component of this early movement and indicate how, in

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Engaging Economics exposes economic dimensions of the theology of the early Jesus movement, as reflected both in the texts of the New Testament and in the reception of those texts within the patristic era. Under these two considerations, the contributors demonstrate that an economic dimension was an integral component of this early movement and indicate how, in later centuries, that economic dimension was either further developed or ignored altogether.

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Ben Witherington III
—Asbury Theological Seminary
"Finally! A book that addresses the economic issues raised in and by the New Testament, without denuding the text of its theological and ethical focus and content. Engaging Economics is engagingly written and presents us with a word in due season that we should hear and heed. Stop twittering and read this book!"

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780802864147
Publisher:
Eerdmans, William B. Publishing Company
Publication date:
10/23/2009
Pages:
344
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.90(d)

Meet the Author

Bruce W. Longenecker is professor of religion and holds the W. W. Melton Chair at Baylor University.

Kelly D. Liebengood is professor of New Testament at Seminario ESEPA, San José, Costa Rica.

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