Should the church be involved in poverty relief, and if so, how should it take shape?
Does the church have an obligation toward the poor? To answer this question one must define what poverty is, which is this article's starting point. It explains that poverty is about both the poor and the rich. It then highlights three things the church cannot ignore in relation to poverty.
France responds to the provocative book of John H. Yoder titled The Politics of Jesus. He wants to look for renewed thinking among affluent Christians on matters of economic ethics. The article considers Jesus' practice and teaching in relation to wealth and property. Finally, the author wants to apply this to the contemporary issues posed in Christian ethics.
Does biblical distributive justice entail an equal sharing of all goods? This article begs to differ, and considers the biblical data typically adduced to defend equal sharing, to show that not all inequalities are unjust.