Jesus and Money: A Guide for Times of Financial Crisis
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Jesus and Money: A Guide for Times of Financial Crisis

by Ben Witherington III
     
 

ISBN-10: 1587432749

ISBN-13: 9781587432743

Pub. Date: 12/01/2009

Publisher: Baker Publishing Group

In the wake of a sobering global recession, many Christians realize they need to rethink their approach to money. Here respected New Testament scholar Ben Witherington III explores what the Bible does- and doesn't-say about money. He clearly and concisely examines what Jesus and his earliest followers taught about wealth and poverty, money and debt, and tithing and

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Overview

In the wake of a sobering global recession, many Christians realize they need to rethink their approach to money. Here respected New Testament scholar Ben Witherington III explores what the Bible does- and doesn't-say about money. He clearly and concisely examines what Jesus and his earliest followers taught about wealth and poverty, money and debt, and tithing and sacrificial giving to help readers understand the proper role of money in modern Christian life. Along the way, he critiques the faith promise and health-and-wealth approaches to these issues, showing what good stewardship of God's possessions truly looks like. Everyone concerned about making sense of money in a world of economic uncertainty will value this book.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781587432743
Publisher:
Baker Publishing Group
Publication date:
12/01/2009
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
5.60(w) x 8.60(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Prequel: Reconsidering the Value of Money in Hard Times
1. "In the Beginning God Created . . ." Getting Our Bearings
2. A King's Ransom: Proverbial Wisdom on Wealth
3. Money in the Bartering World of Jesus
4. Jesus and the Treasure Hunt
5. James's Rich Wisdom
6. Luke on Poverty and Wealth
7. Paul on Work, Remuneration, and the Love of Money
8. John of Patmos and the News Flash for the Merchants and Mr. 666
9. Toward a New Testament Theology of Stewardship, Money, and Giving
10. How to Deprogram Ourselves from a Lifestyle of Conspicuous Consumption and Self-Gratification Appendix 1: Ten Christian Myths about Money Appendix 2: John Wesley's Sermon "On the Use of Money"

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