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Wealth As Peril and Obligation: The New Testament on Possessions

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  • Author: Sondra Ely Wheeler
  • Updated: 12/19/2012
  • ISBN: 080280733X
  • Copyright: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co

Wealth as Peril and Obligation is a study of the New Testament which helps bring clarity to an ethical dilemmas--the moral status of wealth and possessions in relation to Christian faith.


This painstaking study of the New Testament helps bring clarity to one of the great ethical dilemmas of the modern church--the moral status of wealth and possessions in relation to Christian faith. After first developing a general methodology for interpreting the New Testament's moral witness, Wheeler gives a responsible exegesis of the key New Testament texts that deal with wealth and possessions.

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