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Wed, Feb 03


Pittsburgh Theological Seminary Online

Difficult Texts

Confronting What the Bible Really Says About Poverty, Authority, and the Status Quo

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Difficult Texts
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Time & Location

Feb 03, 2021, 7:30 PM

Pittsburgh Theological Seminary Online

About the Event

From  Genesis to Revelation, the Bible proclaims justice and prosperity for  the poor. Nevertheless, the Bible is often interpreted in ways that  justify inaction in the face of poverty, state that poverty is eternal,  and claim that if God wanted to end poverty, God would do so. Rarely in  our public discussion or our congregations is there reference to the  truly radical economic teachings of the Bible and the call for abundant  life for absolutely all.

Join  the Rev. Dr. Liz Theoharis, director of the Kairos Center for  Religions, Rights, and Social Justice at Union Theological Seminary and  co-chair of the Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral  Revival for this four-part online Bible study. Sessions will include  attention to “the poor will be with you always,” “if you do not work,  you shall not eat,” “render unto Caesar what is Caesar’s,” and other  biblical roadblocks for a more just society. Come engage in rich  discussion of what the Bible really says about the poor, prosperity, and  justice and what we are called to do in this moment in history about  it.

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