Biblical Theology, Poverty, and Social Justice: Part 10

| July 9, 2013

In this installment of our series, we want to consider a passage in Acts 2 that is often brought into the discussion of a biblical view of social justice: Acts 2:42-47. 42 And they devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers. 43 And awe came […]

Biblical Theology, Poverty, and Social Justice: Part 9

| June 24, 2013

In the preceding eight posts on this topic, we’ve focused on defining key terms so as to reveal how the Bible defines poverty and justice with respect to the poor. A lot of the discussion has been “negative” in the sense of focusing on what the Bible prohibits (i.e., abuse of the poor and how […]

Biblical Theology, Poverty, and Social Justice, Part 8

| May 25, 2013

In the last installment of this series we got into the NT vocabulary for the poor. My focus was the first of two essays I linked to earlier: “Poverty and Poor: New Testament” from Anchor Bible Dictionary “Rich and Poor” from the Dictionary of Jesus and the Gospels My criticisms of the first of these […]

Biblical Theology, Poverty, and Social Justice: Part 6

| February 26, 2013

Summarizing the Old Testament Material Fundamental Questions To this point in our social justice series we’ve tracked through the OT vocabulary for poverty and the poor. We supplemented the study of the vocabulary to include an article by J. Levenson about Israel’s state economy and the poor. Our goal was seeking answers to some fundamental […]