Neither Poverty Nor Riches: A Biblical Theology of Possessions

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InterVarsity Press, Oct 2, 2000 - Religion - 300 pages
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Give me neither poverty nor riches, but give me only my daily bread. (Proverbs 30:8) One of the most difficult questions facing Christians today is that of the proper attitude toward possessions. In wealthy nations such as Britain and the USA, individuals accumulate much and yet are daily exposed to the plight of the poor, whether the homeless on their own city streets or starving children on their TV screens. What action should we take on behalf of the poor? What should we do with our own possessions? In Neither Poverty nor Riches Craig Blomberg asks what the Bible has to say about these issues. Avoiding easy answers, he instead seeks a comprehensive biblical theology of possessions. And so he begins with the groundwork laid by the Old Testament and the ideas developed in the intertestamental period, then draws out what the whole New Testament has to say on the subject, and finally offers conclusions and applications relevant to our contemporary world. Neither Poverty Nor Riches is one book that all should read who are concerned with issues of poverty and wealth.
  

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Review: Neither Poverty Nor Riches: Illuminating the Riddle (New Studies in Biblical Theology #7)

User Review  - Scott - Goodreads

This is probably the fourth book I've read in the NSBT series, and with each volume I have profited greatly. This volume brings a lot of exegetical and theological clarity to the way in which ... Read full review

Review: Neither Poverty Nor Riches: Illuminating the Riddle (New Studies in Biblical Theology #7)

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Contents

Series preface
9
Abbreviations
15
The Old Testament wisdom and prophetic literature
57
between the Testaments
87
The teaching of Jesus in the Synoptic Gospels
111
Earliest Christianity
147
The life and teaching of Paul
177
The rest of the New Testament
213
Summary conclusions and applications
241
Bibliography
255
Index of authors
293
Copyright

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Craig L. Blomberg (Ph.D., Aberdeen) is Distinguished Professor of New Testament at Denver Seminary in Denver, Colorado. His books include Interpreting the Parables, Neither Poverty nor Riches, Jesus and the Gospels: An Introduction and Survey, The Historical Reliability of John's Gospel, commentaries on Matthew and 1 Corinthians, Making Sense of the New Testament: 3 Crucial Questions and Preaching the Parables.

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