Journals Higher Education



Published: 02 June 2009

216 Pages | 3 ht

6 1/8 X 9 1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780195383621

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God Knows There's Need

Christian Responses to Poverty

Susan R. Holman

In this insightful volume, Susan R. Holman blends personal memoir and deep research into ancient writings to illuminate the age-old issues of need, poverty, and social justice in the history of the Christian tradition. Holman explores, for instance, the stories of fourth- and fifth-century bishops, showing how these early Christian writers can be allies for those who want to influence our contemporary dialogue about social justice. Throughout this deeply personal and richly scholarly work, Holman connects the ancient and the modern, helping readers understand more fully these age-old issues.

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