A Deep Dive into Economic Inequality in the Bible, and what Biblical Voices Say In Response
In this course, participants will be taking a close look at biblical views on and responses to material poverty. We will examine the nature of economic inequality in the biblical world and how that reality is addressed in Scripture.
You Will Learn
Participants will be thinking about:
- Why do modern Bible readers overlook what Scripture has to say about poverty?
- How is poverty defined in the Bible?
- What are the causes of poverty in the ancient world and how do they compare to modern poverty?
- What are biblical solutions to poverty?
Learn How Much of The Bible is About Poverty
What is the purpose and function of the Bible? Modern readers place an almost exclusive spiritual function on the Bible. In reality, poverty is one of the most important themes in the First Testament.
Individual Charity or Community Uplifting
The Bible invites modern readers to not just help individuals who are in need, but to labor and advocate for flourishing communities.
Learn from Experts
Join Dr. Ryan Bonfiglio from Candler School of Theology and Dr. Shawn Duncan from the Lupton Center as they lead this seminary quality course.
- Course Participants Guide
- Session 1A
- Session 1B
- Session 2A
- Session 2B
- Session 3A
- Session 3B
- Session 4A
- Session 4B
- Session 5A
- Session 5B
- Session 6A
- Session 6B
- Session 7A
- Session 7B
- Session 8A
- Session 8B
- Discussion A
- Discussion B
- Discussion C
- Session 1 - Bonus Material
- Session 2 - Bonus Material
- Session 3 - Bonus Material
- Session 4 - Bonus Material
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Whether you are interested in theological perspectives on community development or the Lupton Center's own theories of holistic neighborhood development, these courses will lead you in the right direction.