Rich Christians in an Age of Hunger Moving from Affluence to Generosity

ISBN-10: 0849945305
ISBN-13: 9780849945304
Edition: 2005
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Description: Do you want to make a true difference in the world? Dr. Ron Sider does. He has, since before he first published Rich Christians in an Age of Hunger in 1978. Despite a dramatic reduction in world hunger since then, 34,000 children still die daily  More...

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List price: $15.99
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Thomas Nelson Incorporated
Publication date: 4/10/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 368
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.210
Language: English

Do you want to make a true difference in the world? Dr. Ron Sider does. He has, since before he first published Rich Christians in an Age of Hunger in 1978. Despite a dramatic reduction in world hunger since then, 34,000 children still die daily of starvation and preventable disease, and 1.3 billion people, worldwide, remain in abject poverty. So, the professor of theology went back to re-examine the issues by twenty-first century standards. Finding that Conservatives blame morally reprehensible individual choices, and Liberals blame constrictive social and economic policy, Dr. Sider finds himself agreeing with both sides. In this new look at an age-old problem, he offers not only a detailed explanation of the causes, but also a comprehensive series of practical solutions, in the hopes that Christians like him will choose to make a difference.

Beverly Lewis was born in Lancaster, Pennsylvania on April 17, 1949. She received a degree in music education from Evangel University. She grew up as an Assembly of God minister's daughter. Although she was not Amish, she had a close family connection to Old Order Mennonites, including her maternal grandmother who left the Mennonite community when she married. Her first book, Mountain Bikes and Garbanzo Beans (now titled Big Bad Beans) was published in 1993. Since then she has written over eighty books. Her titles for children and young adults include several series including the Cul-De-Sac Kids, the Girls Only (GO!), and the Holly's Heart. Her adult fiction books include The Heritage of Lancaster County series, the Abram's Daughters series, The Rose Trilogy, and the Home to Hickory Hollow series. She has received numerous awards including two Silver Angel Awards for The Postcard and Annika's Secret Wish and a Gold Book Award for The Shunning. In 2014, she made The New York Times Best Seller List with her title Child of Mine.Ronald J. Sider (PhD, Yale University) is the founder and president emeritus of Evangelicals for Social Action and distinguished professor of theology, holistic ministry, and public policy at Palmer Theological Seminary in Wynnewood, Pennsylvania. He is the author of numerous books, including the bestselling Rich Christians in an Age of Hunger and The Scandal of the Evangelical Conscience.

Preface to the Fifth Edition
Acknowledgments
Poor Lazarus and Rich Christians
A Billion Hungry Neighbors
New Economic Divisions in the World
Uneven Distribution
Famine Redefined
Poverty's Children
Making Progress
Population
Limits to Growth?
The Future and Our Response
The Affluent Minority
Promises, Promises
Where Did It All Begin?
How Affluent Are We?
Poverty at $50,000 a Year?
How Generous Are We?
Rationalizing Our Affluence
A Biblical Perspective on the Poor and Possessions
God and the Poor
Pivotal Points of Revelation History
God Identifies with the Poor
God's Special Instruments
Why Does God Cast Down the Rich?
God's Concern and Ours
Is God on the Side of the Poor?
Economic Fellowship and Economic Justice
Capital in an Agricultural Society
The Year of Jubilee
The Sabbatical Year
Laws on Tithing and Gleaning
Models to Follow and Avoid
Jesus' New Community
The Jerusalem Model
Economic Koinonia
How Then Shall We Live?
Thinking Biblically About Property and Possessions
Private Property
The Danger of Riches
The Ring and the Beloved
Righteousness and Riches
Carefree Living
Social Evil: Sin Embedded in Societal Systems
The Old Testament
The New Testament
God's Response
What Causes Poverty?
Poverty's Complex Causes
Sinful Personal Choices
Unbiblical Worldviews
Disasters
Lack of Technology
Great Inequalities of Power
Western Colonialism
Structural Injustice Today
Evaluating Market Economies
International Trade
The International Debt Crisis
Destroying the Environment and the Poor
How Are We Harming God's Creation and the Poor?
Eating Food from Hungry Nations
Multinational Corporations in Developing Countries
Discrimination and War
Repentance
Implementation
Toward a Simpler Lifestyle: The Graduated Tithe and Other Modest Proposals
The God of North America
Some Examples
The Graduated Tithe
Communal Living
Guidelines for Giving
Some Practical Suggestions
Evaluating Organizations
How Generous Are We?
The Sabbath and Our Lifestyles
A Call for Loyalty
Watching Over One Another in Love
A Sociological Perspective
New Patterns of Christian Community
A Congregation of House Churches
The Individual House Church
"All Things in Common"
Glass Cathedrals in an Age of Hunger?
The Triple Five Plan
Making the World More Fair
Ambulance Drivers or Tunnel Builders?
Who Will Be Helped?
A Change in Foreign Policy
Social Change and Conversion
Correcting Weaknesses of Market Economies
Making International Trade More Fair
Reducing Unmanageable Debt
Preserving the Earth and Empowering the Poor
Does Foreign Aid Help?
Bombs, Bread, and Illusions
Organizations That Make a Difference
Let Justice Ring
Epilogue
Works Cited
Organizations
Endnotes
Index of Persons and Topics

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