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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How should Christians live in a material world? Should personal guilt accompany financial success? Is wealth incompatible with true Christianity? In The Good of Affluence John R. Schneider reopens the debate over the proper Christian attitude toward money, arguing, ultimately, that Scripture does indeed provide support for the responsible possession of wealth.

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 46674th best seller. The ISBN for The Good Of Affluence is 9780802833631.

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Page last updated 8th December 2016
Author / Artist
Book FormatPaperback
PublisherEerdmans Publishing Company (July 2002)
Weight364g
Number of Pages244
Thickness14 mm
Height229 mm
Width152 mm
ISBN9780802833631
ISBN-100802833632
Product Code1010365
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