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God Knows There's Need: Christian Responses to Poverty

Susan R. Holman


This book discusses issues of need, poverty, social welfare, and social justice in the history of the Christian tradition, and their modern relevance for ethical responses today. The book weaves together stories from late antiquity with three conceptual paradigms that may bridge the gap between historical story and modern action: sensing need, sharing the world, and embodying sacred kingdom. The first four chapters explore how personal need influences the way that we look at the world and at the needs of others. Beginning with a personal memoir of encounters with need and a discovery of t ... More

Keywords: poverty, Christian, charity, church history, memoir, social justice, human rights, patristic studies, ethics, social history

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9780195383621
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2009 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195383621.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Susan R. Holman, author