A comprehensive biblical theology of the Christian attitude to poverty, wealth and material possessions.
This series addresses key issues in the discipline of biblical theology. Scholarly yet entirely accessible to students, pastors, and lay readers, these volumes avoid technical jargon, interact with the best, most relevant literature, and — above all — provide clear and creative insights that help thinking Christians better understand the Bible and its application to contemporary life.
Few ethical concerns are as difficult for contemporary Christians to unravel as the relation of wealth to faith. This helpful exploration of the subject by Craig Blomberg illuminates the Bible’s teaching on wealth and possessions and shows how it applies to Christians today.
By surveying the whole of Scripture, Blomberg is able to trace the development of the biblical teaching on the place of wealth in the value system of God’s people. While the Old Testament pictures a clear relationship between faithfulness and “material blessing”, Blomberg shows that this theme does not carry over into the New Testament, where important new concerns are raised.
Informed by a wide range of theological, ethnic, and economic perspectives, Blomberg’s work provides valuable insight into the biblical text and points the way to a fruitful theology of wealth relevant to contemporary life.