Did the Lucan Jesus Desire Voluntary Poverty of His Followers?
Often Jesus called his disciples and followers to leave everything. What is the content of this call? There are also passages in Luke and Acts that seem to require voluntary poverty. Other passages require a right attitude to the continuing possession of wealth. What was Jesus' teaching on possessions? This article surveys different views on renunciation of possessions as a condition of discipleship. Relevant passages in Luke and Acts are examined concerning the call to discipleship, (e.g., Luke 12:33, Luke 14:33, and Luke 18:22).
Source: Evangelical Quarterly, 1992. 27 pages.
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