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The Resource Always with us? : what Jesus really said about the poor, Liz Theoharis

Always with us? : what Jesus really said about the poor, Liz Theoharis

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Always with us? : what Jesus really said about the poor
Title
Always with us?
Title remainder
what Jesus really said about the poor
Statement of responsibility
Liz Theoharis
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Language
eng
Summary
A strong theological call for ending the abomination of systemic poverty. Jesus's words "the poor you will always have with you" (Matthew 26:11) are regularly used to suggest that ending poverty is impossible, that poverty is a result of moral failures, and that the poor themselves have no role in changing their situation. In this book Liz Theoharis examines both the biblical text and the lived reality of the poor to show how that passage is taken out of context, distorted, and politicized to justify theories about the inevitability of inequality. Theoharis reinterprets "the poor you will always have with you" to show that it is actually one of the strongest biblical mandates to end poverty. She documents stories of poor people themselves organizing to improve their lot and illuminates the implications for the church. Poverty is not inevitable, Theoharis argues. It is a systemic sin, and all Christians have a responsibility to partner with the poor to end poverty once and for all. - Back of book
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DLC
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Theoharis, Liz
Dewey number
261.8/325
Index
index present
LC call number
BV4647.P6
LC item number
T44 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Prophetic Christianity
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  • Poverty
  • Church work with the poor
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Always with us? : what Jesus really said about the poor, Liz Theoharis
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Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 154-172) and indexes
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Is ending poverty possible? -- Reading the Bible with the poor -- No needy among you -- Don't laugh, folks, Jesus was a poor man -- More than flinging a coin to a beggar -- Christ, the social-movement leader
Control code
ocn961009700
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xxii, 185 pages
Isbn
9780802875020
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2016059245
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)961009700
Label
Always with us? : what Jesus really said about the poor, Liz Theoharis
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 154-172) and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Is ending poverty possible? -- Reading the Bible with the poor -- No needy among you -- Don't laugh, folks, Jesus was a poor man -- More than flinging a coin to a beggar -- Christ, the social-movement leader
Control code
ocn961009700
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xxii, 185 pages
Isbn
9780802875020
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2016059245
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)961009700

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