Jesus and Paul on Poverty and Economic Issues

STH TN 815

We live in a time of great wealth and great poverty. We, the rich and the poor, often coexist in close proximity, as neighbors and strangers, folk passing each other, sometimes unseen, in grocery stores and gas stations, people who interact or, more often, live in segregated silences within church and society. At the global level, too, the pattern of passing and unseeing exchange recurs in engagements (whether economic, political, or cultural) among nations of great wealth and the world's poor. This class engages New Testament texts and early Christian communities' own struggles with poverty, status, and class differences as a springboard for deep discussions of the moral life around issues of poverty and economic justice. (Requires TN 721 or equivalent)

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