Sunday, April 06, 2008
Wealth and Patronage in Luke
My talk on the nuances and ambiguities on wealth and riches (alongside poverty) in Luke/Acts today (wealth is not inherently bad since one can be rich towards God; there is a progression for the disciples as listeners to the parables from 12 through 14 and 16, first as recipients of hospitality from benefactors but also as those who in turn show hospitality as Jesus will do in 24) was greatly enhanced by the paper of Eric Heen, "Radical Patronage in Luke/Acts" published in 2006 in Currents in Theology and Mission now available here. Thank you, Eric! I learnt much from the paper and I know the group did too. Now we need a monograph on the topic!