Jubilee and Social Justice: A Dangerous Quest to Overcome Inequalities

Jubilee and Social Justice: A Dangerous Quest to Overcome Inequalities

by Kim Tan


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“Impact Investor” Kim Tan challenges the church to ask whether or not the gospel as we interpret it today really embodies the jubilee vision of the Bible. Imagine a group of forty adults living in a community, assisting each other to buy houses, sharing material wealth and releasing the surplus to help others as a practical outworking of the biblical principles of jubilee. Kim Tan was part of this group who defined principles of sacrificial generosity, stewardship, and social holiness. This book is in two parts. First it walks through the Old Testament on the Jubilee program as given in the covenant to Israel at Mt. Sinai. An idealistic vision was followed by the failure of Israel to practice this teaching. We trace the Jubilee practices in the New Testament through the early Church and later Church history. The second part focuses on modern expressions of Jubilee as it has caught the imagination of various individuals and groups working out different aspects of the Jubilee in their lives. Modern expressions of the biblical Jubilee include: 1. Communities sharing goods 2. Wealth creation & distribution 3. Cancellation of debt 4. Feeding the widows 5. Set the captives free 6. Stewarding the environment

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781791019761
Publisher: Abingdon Press
Publication date: 01/21/2021
Pages: 122
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.31(d)

About the Author

Kim Tan is the chairman of SpringHill Management, a private fund management company specializing in biotech and social venture capital investments. He is a partner of several social impact funds. He is the author of a number of books including Jubilee Gospel, Lost Heritage, Sting in the Tail, and Understanding the Bible through Eastern Eyes.

Table of Contents

Foreword L. Gregory Jones vii

Author's Warning xi

Introduction xiii

Part 1 Jubilee: A Biblical Covenant

Chapter 1 Jubilee and Nation Building 1

Chapter 2 Jubilee in the New Testament 15

Chapter 3 Jubilee and Pentecost 23

Chapter 4 Jubilee in Early Church History 29

Chapter 5 Jubilee in Radical Church History 47

Part 2 Modern Expressions of Jubilee

1 Community Living 66

2 Distribution of Wealth 73

3 Cancellation of Debts 75

4 Set the Captives Free 79

5 Feeding the Widows and Food Distribution 84

6 Treasury Funds 86

7 Stewardship of the Land 87

8 Creation Care and Conservation 92

Concluding Remarks 95

Bibliography 101

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