The Good Of Affluence Paperback
Seeking God in a culture of wealth
by John R. Schneider;
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The Good Of Affluence
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This is a provocative book of Christian theology, written to help people seeking God in a culture that has grown from modern capitalism. By comparing classic Christian teaching on wealth with the realities of our modern economic world, Schneider challenges the common presumption that material affluence is inherently bad. Careful interpretation of Scripture narratives — creation, exodus, exile, and more — also shows that abundance is the condition that God envisions for all human beings and that faithful persons of wealth are part of this plan.
Schneider believes that the “wealth-as-blessing” themes of the Old Testament are not to be spiritualized and do not run contrary to New Testament teachings but provide exactly the frame of reference for the incarnate identity, life, and teaching of Jesus, who came to make real the messianic feast, both in this age and in the age to come. Through insightful engagement with the biblical text Schneider overturns some of the most cherished and unquestioned assumptions of influential Christian writers (particularly Ronald Sider) on modern capitalist affluence. Yet Schneider's message is also finely balanced with the need for responsible Christian living. He offers rich Christians biblical affirmation but also challenges them to a life shaped by an uncommon sense of stewardship and compassion.
Incisive, thought-provoking, and biblically grounded, The Good of Affluence is a superb resource for anyone — students, professors, businesspeople, general readers, discussion groups — wishing to grapple seriously with the subject of faith and wealth.
The Good Of Affluence by John R. Schneider was published by Eerdmans Publishing Company in July 2002 and is our 44735th best seller. The ISBN for The Good Of Affluence is 9780802833631.
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|Page last updated||22nd April 2017|
|Author / Artist||John R. Schneider|
|Publisher||Eerdmans Publishing Company (July 2002)|
|Number of Pages||244|