Wealth as Peril and Obligation: The New Testament on Possessions

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Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing, 1995 - 158 páginas
Sondra Ely Wheeler shows how Scripture can both form and inform contemporary moral discernment regarding wealth. After first developing a sound methodology for interpreting the New Testament's moral witness on this sticky ethical question, Wheeler gives a responsible exegesis of the key New Testament texts that deal with wealth and possessions. What results is a practical, biblically based statement regarding the ethics of wealth and ownership and a useful set of criteria for sound moral discernment concerning economic life within the contemporary Christian church.
 

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Critical Review of Methodological Proposals
1
The Contribution of James Gustafson
2
Birch and Rasmussen
5
Allen Verheys Proposal
8
Scripture and Ethics in the Work of Hauerwas
12
A Phenomenological Approach
15
A Constructive Proposal
19
Four Patterns of Moral Reasoning
21
Text Translation and Boundaries
96
Reading the Indictment
97
The Moral Use of the Passage
103
Canonical Context
107
Matthew
108
The Johannine Tradition
112
The DeuteroPauline Traditions
114
The General Epistles
116

The New Testament as the Conveyor of a Moral World
29
Methodological Conclusions
32
Mark 101731
39
Translation
40
Reading the Story
43
The Moral Use of the Story
52
Luke 122234
57
Reading the Passage
60
The Implications of Fearlessness
69
II Corinthians 8115
73
Text Translation and Literary Genre
76
Reading Pauls Appeal Verses
80
The Moral Use of the Text
85
James 516
91
Table of Passages
118
Themes in the New Testaments Treatment of Wealth
121
The Antecedent Tradition
123
Themes in the New Testaments Treatment of Wealth
127
The New Testament on the Moral Status of Wealth Learning to Ask the Canons Questions
135
Asking the Questions
138
Sharing a Moral World
144
Selected Bibliography
151
General Biblical
153
Luke
154
II Corinthians
155
Index
157
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