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From Prophecy to Charity: How to Help the Poor

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Helping the poor is a question central to American life. Partially driven by America's Judeo-Christian heritage, Americans believe we possess enough wealth to provide some minimum basic standard of living for all and genuinely desire to help the least among us. We are the most generous nation on earth, spending hundreds of billions of dollars annually through private ...more
ebook, 138 pages
Published October 16th 2011 by AEI Press (first published January 1st 2011)
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"From Prophecy to Charity" is an interesting mini-book about eradicating poverty. Lawrence Mead suggests that charity, not justice is the proper rubric for today's antipoverty quest.

The following were noteworthy passages:

"In their enthusiasm for larger government, advocates often misread what average Americans want." - p. 22

"The key to Jesus' ministry is not redistribution but relationship. The duty of those who follow him is not simply to bail out the poor but to relate to them on an ongoing b
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