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Wealth and the will of God : discerning the use of riches in the service of ultimate purpose

Author: Paul G Schervish; Albert Keith Whitaker
Publisher: Bloomington : Indiana University Press, ©2010.
Series: Philanthropic and nonprofit studies.
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Wealth and the Will of God looks at some of the spiritual resources of the Christian tradition that can aid serious reflection on wealth and giving. Beginning with Aristotle -- who is crucial for understanding later Christian thought -- the book discusses Aquinas, Ignatius, Luther, Calvin, and Jonathan Edwards. Though the ideas vary greatly, the chapters are organized to facilitate comparisons among these thinkers  Read more...
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Schervish, Paul G.
Wealth and the will of God.
Bloomington : Indiana University Press, ©2010
(DLC) 2009022813
(OCoLC)313659411
Material Type: Document, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Paul G Schervish; Albert Keith Whitaker
ISBN: 9780253004062 0253004063 0253354072 9780253354075 025322148X 9780253221483
OCLC Number: 607552627
Description: 1 online resource (xvi, 189 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: Introduction: Moral biography --
Aristotle : "being-in-action" and discernment --
Aquinas : "distinguish ends and means" --
Ignatius : all things ordered to service of God --
Luther : receiving and sharing God's gift --
Calvin : giving gratitude to God --
Jonathan Edwards : awakenings to benevolence --
Conclusion: Classical wisdom and contemporary decisions : the contribution of Western Christianity to discernment about wealth.
Series Title: Philanthropic and nonprofit studies.
Responsibility: Paul G. Schervish and Keith Whitaker.

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Looks at some of the spiritual resources of the Christian tradition that can aid serious reflection on wealth and giving. Beginning with Aristotle - who is crucial for understanding later Christian  Read more...

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