On Being Rich and Poor: Christianity in a Time of Economic Globalization Jacques Ellul

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On Being Rich and Poor: Christianity in a Time of Economic Globalization  by  Jacques Ellul

On Being Rich and Poor: Christianity in a Time of Economic Globalization by Jacques Ellul
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One of the most original thinkers of the twentieth century, Jacques Ellul (1912-1994) was a French law professor, sociologist, lay theologian, and self-described Christian anarchist. Collecting Elluls lectures on the Bible, On Being Rich and PoorMoreOne of the most original thinkers of the twentieth century, Jacques Ellul (1912-1994) was a French law professor, sociologist, lay theologian, and self-described Christian anarchist.

Collecting Elluls lectures on the Bible, On Being Rich and Poor contains his prescient meditations on some of the most important theological questions of the modern age. In this volume, a follow-up to the Ellul lectures collected in On Freedom, Love, and Power, Ellul asks how it is that Christianity can justify abandoning the poorest, weakest, and most vulnerable members of society, depriving the next generation of a liveable future, and participating in an unprecedented wave of environmental destruction.In these talks, Ellul observes that some of the harshest language in the Jewish and Christian Bibles is reserved for those who are rich and powerful, and thus able to bend others to their will.

Through his analysis of the prophetic vision of Amos and the epistle of James, Ellul exposes the gap between the principles of Christian life and the practices of the modern world. Critiquing a world that values domination over collaboration, he offers an alternative path.Transcribed from the original recordings and translated by Willem H. Vanderburg, a student and long-time colleague of Elluls, On Being Rich and Poor is an unprecedented look at how one of the twentieth centurys foremost thinkers grappled with some of todays most challenging issues.



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