Lotto: Is the Lottery Fun or Folly?

Lotto: Is the Lottery Fun or Folly?

by John Gilmore
     
 

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Did biblical characters gamble in casting lots?

Did reliance on casting lots encourage gambling?

Do all risk-taking decisions have a gambling element?

Are Stock Exchange investments a form of gambling?

As more and more Christians are buying lottery tickets, Lotto: Is the Lottery Fun or Folly? examines and argues cogently the biblical, theological,

Overview

Did biblical characters gamble in casting lots?

Did reliance on casting lots encourage gambling?

Do all risk-taking decisions have a gambling element?

Are Stock Exchange investments a form of gambling?

As more and more Christians are buying lottery tickets, Lotto: Is the Lottery Fun or Folly? examines and argues cogently the biblical, theological, historical, and ethical dimensions of lotteries. It provides up-to-date information on many of the increasingly popular forms of gambling, including charity gambling, but with particular emphasis on lotteries. It explores theological issues and examines biblical and historical viewpoints often overlooked by other works.

This book is highly readable style and nonjudgmental in its approach. It offers practical and pastorally sensitive advice on the control of gambling, and each chapter concludes with discussion questions to prompt further study.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781625642714
Publisher:
Wipf & Stock Publishers
Publication date:
08/09/2013
Pages:
332
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.70(d)

Meet the Author

Dr. John Gilmore has thirty-six years of pastoral experience, was professor of Philosophy and Religion at Wilkes University and currently conducts clinics entitled: Seminars for Curious Christians. He is the author of six books, including: Probing Heaven—Key Questions on the Hereafter, Too Young To Be Old, Ambushed At Sunset—Coping with Mature Adult Temptations, and Lotto—Fun or Folly? John and his wife reside in Cincinnati, Ohio.

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