He Became Poor Paperback

The poverty of Christ and Aquinas's economic teachings

by Christopher A. Franks;

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He Became Poor

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The only comprehensive theological treatment of Aquinas and economic theory.

Drawing on the views of Thomas Aquinas, this book challenges the modern economic tendency toward the "proprietary self" and calls for a renewed and timely appreciation of the virtues of trusting receptivity and humble awareness of our membership in a larger order. Christopher Franks reveals how the summons to become poor bestows a new intelligibility on formerly obscure economic teachings. In the course of his discussion Franks juxtaposes Aquinas with Aristotle, John Locke, and Alasdair MacIntyre.

He Became Poor not only makes a provocative case for taking Aquinas's thoughts on economics more seriously, but also illustrates how the very market conditions of the modern world cloud any attempt to fully understand Aquinas. Franks proffers a convincing argument that questioning market-formed assumptions can actually help us recover the evangelical character of Aquinas's ethics.

Christopher Franks is Assistant Professor of Religion at High Point University, North Carolina.

He Became Poor by Christopher A. Franks was published by Eerdmans Publishing Company in May 2009 and is our 54016th best seller. The ISBN for He Became Poor is 9780802837486.

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Details for He Became Poor

Author / Artist
Book FormatPaperback
PublisherEerdmans Publishing Company (May 2009)
Number of Pages224
Thickness18 mm
Height228 mm
Width152 mm
Product Code1802283
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