For the Least of These: A Biblical Answer to Poverty
: Today, many thoughtful and compassionate Christians are addressing the challenge of alleviating poverty. But while much progress has been made, many well-intentioned efforts have led Christians to actions that are not only ineffective, but leave the most vulnerable in...
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Today, many thoughtful and compassionate Christians are addressing the challenge of alleviating poverty. But while much progress has been made, many well-intentioned efforts have led Christians to actions that are not only ineffective, but leave the most vulnerable in a worse situation than before. Is there a better answer?
Combining biblical exegesis with proven economic principles, For the Least of These: A Biblical Answer to Poverty equips Christians with both a solid biblical and economic understanding of how best to care for the poor and foster sustainable economic development. With contributions from fifteen leading Christian economists, theologians, historians, and practitioners, it presents the case for why a multi-faceted approach is needed, and why a renewed focus on markets and trade are the world's best hope for alleviating poverty and serving those in financial need.
Anne Bradley, Ph.D. is the Vice President of Economic Initiatives at the Institute for Faith, Work & Economics. She is a visiting professor at Georgetown University and has previously taught at George Mason University where she served as the Associate Director for the Program in Economics, Politics, and the Law. She is also a visiting scholar at the Bernard Center for Women, Politics, and Public Policy.
- :part 1: A Biblical Perspective On The Poorchapter 1: Who Are The Poor? Glenn Sunshine, Phd.chapter 2: Poverty And The Poor In The Old Testament Walter C. Kaiser, Jr. Phd.chapter 3: Remember The Poor: A New Testament Perspective On The Problems Of Poverty, Riches, And Redistribution David Kotter, M.div, Mbachapter 4: Does God Require The State To Redistribute Wealth? An Examination Of Jubilee And Acts 2-5 Art Lindsley, M.div, Phdchapter 5: Evangelicals And Poverty: The Voluntary Principle In Action Richard Turnbull, Ma Phdpart 2: Markets And The Poorchapter 6: Markets And Justice R. Mark Isaac, Phdchapter 7: Fighting Poverty Through Enterprise Lord Brian Griffiths Of Fforestfach, Phd And Dato Kim Tan, Phdchapter 8: Why Does Income Inequality Exist? An Economic And Biblical Explanation Anne Bradley, Phdchapter 9: The Moral Potential Of The Free Economy Robert A. Sirico, Mdivpart 3: Poverty Alleviation In Practicechapter 10: A Poverty Program That Worked Lawrence W. Reed, Machapter 11: Alleviating Poverty In The Abstract Marvin Olasky, Phdchapter 12: ?stop Helping Us?? A Call To Compassionately Move Beyond Charity Peter Greer, Mppconclusion Jay Richards, Thm, Mdiv, Phdglossaryindexendnotes