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Remember the Poor: Paul, Poverty, and the Greco-Roman World
Longenecker, Bruce W.

Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2010 pp. xi + 380. $25.00


Description: Combining historical, exegetical, and theological interests, Bruce Longenecker here dispels the widespread notion that Paul had little or no concern for the poor. Longneckerís analysis of Greco-Roman poverty provides the backdrop for a compelling presentation of the importance of care for the poor within Paulís theology and the Jesus-groups he had established. Along the way, Longenecker calls into question a variety of interpretive paradigms ó such as Steven J. Friesenís 2004 poverty scale ó and offers a fresh vision in which Paulís theological resources are shown to be both historically significant and theologically challenging.

Subjects: Bible, New Testament, Pauline Epistles, Literature, Methods, Historical Approaches, History, Greco-Roman Period

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Review by Kathy Ehrensperger
Published 7/7/2012
Citation: Kathy Ehrensperger, review of Bruce W. Longenecker, Remember the Poor: Paul, Poverty, and the Greco-Roman World, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2012).


Review by L. L. Welborn
Published 7/7/2012
Citation: L. L. Welborn, review of Bruce W. Longenecker, Remember the Poor: Paul, Poverty, and the Greco-Roman World, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2012).


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