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Engaging Economics: New Testament Scenarios and Early Christian Reception
 
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Engaging Economics: New Testament Scenarios and Early Christian Reception [Kindle Edition]

Bruce W. Longenecker , Kelly D. Liebengood

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Engaging Economics exposes economic dimensions of the theology of the early Jesus movement, as reflected both in the texts of the New Testament and in the reception of those texts within the patristic era. Under these two considerations, the contributors demonstrate that an economic dimension was an integral component of this early movement and indicate how, in later centuries, that economic dimension was either further developed or ignored altogether.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 3413 KB
  • Print Length: 344 pages
  • Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing (23 Oct 2009)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004GNF5T8
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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