oa Conspectus : The Journal of the South African Theological Seminary - Wealth and poverty in Luke's gospel and Acts in terms of Brewer's analysis and its challenge for today's church

Volume 18, Issue 09
  • ISSN : 1996-8167



In recent times, there has been a great deal of controversy surrounding the issue of wealth and poverty. The article describes the Lukan theology of wealth and poverty in the Gospel of Luke and Acts in terms of Brewer's analysis and indicates its implications for today's Church and the individual Christian. In terms of Brewer's analysis, the Gospel of Luke focuses largely on the condition of the poor, the way that God views poverty, the attitudes, actions and teachings of Jesus relating to the poor, and his warnings regarding their abuse and neglect. Brewer's analysis of the Book of Acts reveals that Luke seeks to exemplify the theological principles found in his gospel in the circumstances and responses of the Early Church. When one applies the Lukan theological concepts , it can be concluded that the church has a particular obligation to acknowledge and address the problem of poverty effectively.

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