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God & mammon : asking for money in the New Testament

Author: Jouette M Bassler
Publisher: Nashville : Abingdon Press, ©1991.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Despite Jesus' teaching regarding God and money, the paradox remains that churches need money to serve God. Ministers need salaries, bills must be paid, and benevolence programs require financing." "By examining what the early Christian documents of the New Testament have to say about asking for money and the circumstances in which they did this, Jouette Bassler provokes reflection on the theological, ethical, and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jouette M Bassler
ISBN: 0687149622 9780687149629
OCLC Number: 22489628
Description: 144 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Perspectives from the ancient world : beggars and benefactors --
Perspectives from the Gospels : radical poverty --
Perspectives from Paul, 1 : money and mission --
Perspectives from Paul, 2 : the great collection --
Perspectives from Acts : money and power.
Other Titles: God and mammon.
Responsibility: Jouette M. Bassler.

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"Despite Jesus' teaching regarding God and money, the paradox remains that churches need money to serve God. Ministers need salaries, bills must be paid, and benevolence programs require financing." "By examining what the early Christian documents of the New Testament have to say about asking for money and the circumstances in which they did this, Jouette Bassler provokes reflection on the theological, ethical, and social dimensions of the practices of today's church. Suggestions for further reading and study questions complement each chapter and enhance the usefulness of this book. Book jacket."--BOOK JACKET.

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