Christopher H. Hays (Professor of New Testament at the Biblical Seminary of Columbia in Medellín)
Renouncing Everything: Money and Discipleship in Luke (Mahwah, NJ: Paulist Press, 2016) $16.95 (Amazon).
This book, based on Hays’ doctoral dissertation Luke’s Wealth Ethics, is aimed at general audience.
On a planet with billions of impoverished people, the perennial questions of money and morality become more poignant with each generation. On a planet with billions of Christians, Jesus’s teachings on possessions, especially in the Gospel of Luke, are of vital importance. Yet Luke’s writings seem impossible, unreasonable, and even mutually contradictory. This vigorous and accessible book guides readers through one of the knottiest issues in biblical studies: wealth ethics in the Gospel of the Poor.