Talk Title: Possessions, Poverty, and the early Christians
In this talk, Luke draws on his research into the history of ideas about duties to strangers to explore how Christians in the first few centuries of the church thought about possessions and poverty. We will see how the early Christians radically transformed existing understandings of morality. They explained from Scripture that our possessions are a gift from God to be used for the care of others and invited fellow believers to embrace a beautiful and challenging ethic of self-sacrificial giving. Luke will take Q&A’s after the talk.
Luke is a senior lecturer in the Department of International Relations, ANU, whose research focuses on past and present thinking and practice related to the care of vulnerable people beyond national borders.
Come to for some fantastic food, fellowship and to hear about our vision for Men’s Ministry in 2019!
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