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Was the tithe just for Israel, or is it also applicable to Christians? Must a tithe go only to your local church, or can it be received by any Christian organization? Do we tithe on the net or the gross amount? 

Perspectives on Tithing presents in point-counterpoint format the most common views about how Christians are to give of their financial resources, addressing the myriad of questions that surround the complex issue. Ken Hemphill (Empowering Kingdom Growth) and Bobby Eklund (Eklund Stewardship Ministries) contribute "The Foundations of Giving" while the book's editor, David A. Croteau (Liberty University), writes "The Post-Tithing View: Giving in the New Covenant." A chapter by Reggie Kidd (Reformed Theological Seminary) is called "Tithing in the New Covenant? 'Yes' as Principle, 'No' as Casuistry." Finally, Gary North (Institute for Christian Economics) looks directly at "The Covenantal Tithe," and Scott Preissler (Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary) provides the epilogue.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780805449778
Publisher: B&H Publishing Group
Publication date: 05/01/2011
Series: Perspectives
Pages: 208
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author


David A. Croteau is assistant professor of Biblical Studies at Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia. He holds a Th.M. and Ph.D. from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary.

Table of Contents

Abbreviations vii

Contributors ix

Acknowledgments xiii

Chapter 1 Introduction 1

Part I

Chapter 2 The Foundations of Giving Ken Hemphill Bobby Eklund 20

Chapter 3 Response David A. Croteau 45

Chapter 4 Response Gary North 51

Chapter 5 Response Reggie Kidd 55

Part II

Chapter 6 The Post-Tithing View David A Croteau 57

Chapter 7 Response Ken Hemphill Bobby Eklund 84

Chapter 8 Response Reggie Kidd 89

Chapter 9 Response Gary North 93

Part III

Chapter 10 Tithing in the New Covenant? Reggie Kidd 97

Chapter 11 Response Gary North 122

Chapter 12 Response Ken Hemphill Bobby Eklund 126

Chapter 15 Response David A. Croteau 130

Part IV

Chapter 14 The Covenantal Tithe Gary North 136

Chapter 15 Response Reggie Kidd 158

Chapter 16 Response David A. Croteau 160

Chapter 17 Response Ken Hemphill Bobby Eklund 166

Chapter 18 Excursus Scott Preissler 170

Appendix A Short History of Tithing in the Christian Church David A. Croteau 176

Name Index 187

Scripture Index 189

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