Johnson, Kelly S.
Title: The Fear of Beggars : Stewardship and Poverty in Christian Ethics
Publisher: Grand Rapids, Michigan William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company 2007
ISBN Number: 0802803784 / 9780802803788
Seller ID: TUBAX14
Fine in softcover. 23 by 16 cm. 236 pages. New book. Gift quality book. Trade size. Pictorial cover. 'Why, asks Kelly Johnson, does Christian ethics so rarely tackle the difficult real-life question of whether to give to beggars? Examining both the classical economics and Christian stewardship ethics as reactions to medieval debates about the role of mendicants in the church and wider society, Johnson reveals modern anxiety about dependence and humility as well as the importance of Christian attempts to rethink property relations in ways that integrate those qualities.' Contains index and bibliography. Bright, clean.
Non-fiction, Ethics, Religion, Christianity, Homeless, Shelters