Harbor for the Poor: A Missiological Analysis of Almsgiving in the View and Practice of John Chrysostom

Harbor for the Poor: A Missiological Analysis of Almsgiving in the View and Practice of John Chrysostom

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781620324967
Publisher: Wipf & Stock Publishers
Publication date: 03/28/2013
Pages: 178
Product dimensions: 8.80(w) x 6.00(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Eric Costanzo, PhD, is an evangelical minister and professor from Tulsa, Oklahoma. Along with teaching, he directs a ministry to the homeless and under-resourced throughout the city.

Table of Contents

Foreword Wendy Mayer ix

Foreword Keith E. Eitel xi

Acknowledgements xiii

Abbreviations xv

Prologue: An Evening in Fourth-Century Antioch xvii

1 Introduction 1

2 Precursory Issues 9

3 A Pastor of the Later Roman Empire 25

4 A Pastor in Antioch 49

5 Counter-Cultural Generosity 64

6 Engagement and Cooperation 81

7 Communicating the Good News 98

8 Strategic Ecclesiology and the Christian Life 110

9 Conclusion: Almsgiving and Contemporary Evangelicalism 137

Epilogue: Almsgiving is a great thing… 148

Appendix: The Life of John Chrysostom 149

Bibliography 151

Scripture Index 171

Names Index 175

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