Neither Poverty Nor Riches: A Biblical Theology of Possessions

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InterVarsity Press, Oct 2, 2000 - Business & Economics - 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 this New Studies in Biblical Theology volume, 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. Addressing key issues in biblical theology, the works comprising New Studies in Biblical Theology are creative attempts to help Christians better understand their Bibles. The NSBT series is edited by D. A. Carson, aiming to simultaneously instruct and to edify, to interact with current scholarship and to point the way ahead.
 

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

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I liked the second half better than the first. The first did lay down more of the historical background and the second had many pertinent applications. It was a deep, thoughtful book and took some time to work through. Read full review

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

User Review  - Goodreads

I liked the second half better than the first. The4 first did lay down more of the historical background and the second had many pertinent applications. It was a deep, thoughtful book and took some time to work through. Read full review

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
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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.