THS4110 Theology of Possessions & Poverty
Educational Level: Upper undergraduate, Bachelor
Credit Hours: 3 Credits
Instructor: Dr. Greg Kame
What are the theological and Biblical rationales for Christian charity? Students will apply principles to develop a framework for serving the poor in the community with ones God-given possessions. Group discussions, book reviews, research papers, quizzes, and other assignments will help the student integrate faith with economics in a global situation of disparity between wealthy and poor communities.
How This Course Benefits Students:
Global economic reality demonstrates a great disparity between the rich and the poor. The reasons for this disparity must be examined theologically and through the social sciences. The student ministering in todays world must be able to answer questions on the relationship between faith and economics and practically explain a theology of possessions and poverty. This course will not only prepare the student to thoughtfully address the realities of rich and poor, but also will equip him/her with the skills to meaningfully engage in the ministry of love and mercy so that the poor and the less privileged would be served.
Why This Course Is Important:
This course will help students understand Gods purpose behind the wealth of some and the poverty of others in society and how He expects the poor to acts towards the rich and the rich towards the poor, and ultimately how He expects all Christians, whether rich or poor, to act for his glory. The course will furthermore equip the student to practically implement ministry in contexts of economic disparity.