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dc.contributor.authorCrumpton, Valerieen_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-06-05T17:46:59Z
dc.date.available2012-06-05T17:46:59Z
dc.date.issued2011-05-01en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11005/298
dc.description.abstractPoverty is a long-standing issue that has existed since ancient biblical times. Our current culture of economic uncertainties and failures has affected millions of people worldwide, and hundreds of thousands of Americans, who are now living below the respective poverty levels. A large portion of this population also includes those who are homeless. The objective of this thesis is to explore the Christian understanding of poverty and the Christian response to economic injustice. The focus of the paper is on domestic poverty and homelessness in the United States and the work of the Episcopal Church U.S.A. and its affiliated ministries. This thesis consists of four chapters that trace the roots of poverty in the Bible, display the exemplary work of Christian groups in the U.S. in combating poverty, and ends with suggestions for program development that will continue the battle for economic justice.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipDr. Robert MacSwain, School of Theology; Dr. Cynthia Crysdale, School of Theologyen_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherUniversity of the Southen_US
dc.subjectSchool of Theology Thesis 2011en_US
dc.subjectPovertyen_US
dc.subjectPooren_US
dc.subjectHomelessen_US
dc.subjectChattanooga, Tennesseeen_US
dc.subjectBaltimore, Marylanden_US
dc.subjectSchool of Theology, University of the South, Sewanee, Tennesseeen_US
dc.titleGod's Wanderers: Christ Among the Poor and Homeless, with Case Studies in Chattanooga, Tennessee, and Baltimore, Marylanden_US
dc.typeThesisen_US


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