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None other than John Chrysostom preached that “to fail to share our own wealth with the poor is theft from the poor and deprivation of their means of life; we do not possess our own wealth but theirs” (Wealth and Poverty, 55). Yet Chrysostom was also convinced that a coerced equality would be unjust. Questions of justice and economics‒‒and of how economic justice might be secured‒‒weave through the biblical and subsequent Jewish and Christian traditions. How might they speak to the seemingly intractable dilemmas and conflicts of our own day?

Fortress authors explore biblical resources, vital themes of the Christian theological tradition, and urgent questions of today.