Prayer and Spirituality in the Early Church : Conference Papers. Vol. 5 Poverty and Riches

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The essays in this volume consider the teachings of Jesus and the experiences of New Testament Christian communities in preserving, living, and transmitting those teachings.

Prayer and Spirituality in the Early Church : Conference Papers. Vol. 5 Poverty and Riches

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The triennial international conference “Prayer and Spirituality in the Early Church” is hosted by the Centre for Early Christian Studies, Australian Catholic University, and was first held in Melbourne in 1996. Each volume of this ongoing series contains selected conference papers from international and Australian contributors.

The essays in this volume are a selection from those revised for publication in the light of comments received at the conference, further research by the authors and comments of the anonymous peer reviewers.

The theme of the conference was "Poverty and Riches". There are more warnings about wealth in the New Testament than just about anything else. Christians today are confronted by questions about what they are to do with their possessions if they wish truly to be a follower of Jesus and what they are to do about the poor. Contemporary society has much to learn about the insights and practices of the Christians of the earliest centuries. Scholarship has recently turned more attention to this question. The essays in this volume consider the teachings of Jesus and the experiences of New Testament Christian communities in preserving, living, and transmitting those teachings, and then how succeeding Christian communities over the next four or five centuries interpreted and applied the scriptural injunctions and examples to their ever-changing and diverse situations in all parts of the Mediterranean world.

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Series Prayer and Spirituality in the Early Church : Conference Papers. Vol. 5 Poverty and Riches
Pages 400
Cover Soft
Width (mm) 140
Height (mm) 215

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