God and Mammon

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Despite Jesus' teaching regarding God and money, the paradox remains that churches need money to serve God. Ministers need salaries, bills must be paid, and benevolence programs require financing.

By examining what the early Christian documents of the New Testament have to say about asking for money and the circumstances in which they did this, Jouette Bassler provokes reflection on the theological, ethical, and social dimensions of the practices of today's church. Suggestions ...

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Overview

Despite Jesus' teaching regarding God and money, the paradox remains that churches need money to serve God. Ministers need salaries, bills must be paid, and benevolence programs require financing.

By examining what the early Christian documents of the New Testament have to say about asking for money and the circumstances in which they did this, Jouette Bassler provokes reflection on the theological, ethical, and social dimensions of the practices of today's church. Suggestions for further reading and study questions complement each chapter and enhance the usefulness of this book.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780687149629
  • Publisher: Abingdon Press
  • Publication date: 5/28/1991
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 148
  • Product dimensions: 6.30 (w) x 8.66 (h) x 0.41 (d)

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