“Working for a just distribution of the fruits of the earth and human labor is not mere philanthropy. It is a moral obligation. For Christians the responsibility is even grater. It is a commandment.” — POPE FRANCIS
Back to Eden - A Biblical Perspective on Wealth and Poverty
Part scriptural analysis, part compassionate musing, and part academic study, Back to Eden brings together academic research, Christian theology, and universal human emotions to examine how our financial status affects our way of life and our treatment of others. Starting with a broad analysis of how certain scriptural passages can be interpreted through the lens of our human capacity for love, compassion, righteousness, and humility, author Dr. Thiessen moves with increasing specificity into a detailed, succinct, and thoroughly researched examination of how our perspective towards those less fortunate is directly related to our relationship with God, not to our financial portfolio. For those who seek to deepen their relationship with God and to better understand how His teachings encourage compassion, generosity, and open heartedness, Back to Eden not only provides the academic and scriptural foundation to accomplish this, but it also weaves each lesson through a prism of human experience, allowing these teachings to be understood and identified by any who are willing to learn. Through deep analysis and thoughtful consideration of theological literature and select scripture, Dr. Thiessen’s work weaves a story that aspires to educate, enlighten, and inspire.
Dr. Simon Thiessen is a lifelong educator and academic theologist. He holds a PhD from the California Graduate School of Theology and has done graduate studies at Fuller Seminary, Lutheran Seminary, Princeton Seminary, Regent College; he also has a B.A., and B.ED. from University of Saskatchewan and a M.A. degree from Wheaton College Graduate School. He lives in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan with his wife Dorothy and often visits with his grandchildren and five children. Back to Eden is his first book.
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