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The good works reader

The good works reader

Author: Thomas C Oden
Publisher: Grand Rapids, Mich. : W.B. Eerdmans Pub. Co., 2007.
Series: Classic Christian readers.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas C Oden
ISBN: 9780802840318 0802840310
OCLC Number: 82367966
Description: xxx, 360 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: Introduction --
The purpose --
The texts --
The consensus established --
The ancient Christian writers on good works --
The evidence --
Part one: The poor --
"Come, o blessed of my Father" --
"Inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world" --
Where your treasure is --
The law and the poor --
The rich man and Lazarus --
Relief for the needy --
The fatherless --
Protecting the widow --
The gifts and hospitality of true widowhood --
Overview of good works: Feeding, quenching, welcoming, clothing, relieving, and visiting --
Part two: Food and hospitality --
Feeding the hungry: "You gave me food" --
The bread of life --
Not by bread alone --
Quenching thirst: "You gave me to drink" --
At table with the Lord --
Offering hospitality to the stranger: "You welcomed me" --
Biblical models of hospitality --
Clothing the naked: "You clothed me" --
Sheltering refugees and displaced persons: "You took me in" --
A place for the homeless: "He had no place to lay his head" --
Nursing the sick: "You visited me" --
Part three: Reaching out for the outcast --
Touching the untouchables: Reaching out to the leper --
Care for the handicapped: Enabling the deaf to hear --
Enabling the disabled --
Becoming as eyes to the blind: "You were as my eyes" --
Loosening the tongues of the speechless: The demoniac set free --
Binding up demonic powers --
Uprooting addictions --
Part four: The imprisoned and the persecuted --
Visiting those in prison: "You came to me" --
Witnessing in prison --
Care for the persecuted: the martyrs' gift --
Blessing persecutors --
Absorbing hatred --
Nothing can separate us --
Part five: The least of these --
The child --
God works through human limitations --
Works of mercy --
Wise as serpents, harmless as doves --
Put away bitterness --
Learning empathy with the sufferer --
Part six: Philanthropy --
The difficulty of being rich --
The stewardship of wealth --
The love of money --
Cheerful giving --
The final judgment: "Depart from me" --
Part seven: Deeds not words --
Faith active in love --
The timing of good works --
Grace works through faith active in love --
What faith does when faith is working --
Reconciling James and Paul --
Faith bears fruit --
Summary review of classic Christian teaching on good works --
Series Title: Classic Christian readers.
Responsibility: Thomas C. Oden.
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