Wealth and Poverty in the Teachings of the Church Fathers

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Author: Thornton, Fr. James
Form: Paperback
Pages: 166

This book is a most valuable contribution to what has hitherto been a rather neglected aspect of the Orthodox Faith. Father James sets out the socio-historical context for the teaching of the Fathers on wealth and poverty and the theological presuppositions that undergird the Patristic approach to social problems, and then analyzes the teachings of the Fathers, concluding with some reflections on Saint John of Kronstadt and Saint Elizabeth the Grand Duchess of Russia, two outstanding exemplars of Orthodox charity in the early twentieth century.