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Poverty in the Promised Land: Neighborliness, Resistance, and Restoration

Poverty in the Promised Land

Neighborliness, Resistance, and Restoration

Walter Brueggemann (Author), Conrad L. Kanagy (Editor)


Available August 13, 2024

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This book provides biblical evidence of the structural and systemic factors that have long been part of the story of poverty. The people of God have often denied such structural claims in favor of the belief that individuals are poor because of personal choice. This absolves the social institutions of society, including the church, from responsibility to address these structural forces, including within the church itself. Charity and benevolence become the antidote for such a diagnosis of poverty, rather than the deeply rooted change that God intended for the Year of Jubilee and that the early church reflected. This book supports the biblical mandate of neighborliness as both a personal and a corporate response to systemic poverty, a mandate that is the second of the two great commandments.

  • Publisher Fortress Press
  • Format Paperback
  • ISBN 9798889831389
  • eBook ISBN 9798889831396
  • Dimensions 5.5 x 8.5
  • Pages 105
  • Publication Date August 13, 2024