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Am I still my brother's keeper? : biblical perspectives on poverty

Author: Robert Wafawanaka
Publisher: Lanham, Md. : University Press of America, ©2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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What does the Bible say about poverty and our responsibility toward the poor? This book examines the concept of "brother's keeper" in both the ancient Near East and the biblical world. Wafawanaka contends that biblical Israel failed to play the rightful role of brother's keeper and claims that we, too, have strayed from this responsibility. Am I Still My Brother's Keeper? reveals what we can learn about poverty from  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Wafawanaka
ISBN: 9780761857013 076185701X
OCLC Number: 749855691
Description: xxi, 219 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: The biblical mandate --
Poverty in the Law Books --
Poverty and the Prophets --
Poverty in the writings.
Responsibility: Robert Wafawanaka.

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This powerful book reveals what we can learn about poverty from a biblical context and how we might appropriate those insights to fight poverty in our own communities. Wafawanaka surveys the Hebrew  Read more...

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