VIDEO: John M.G. Barclay on Early Church Concern for the Poor (Gupta)

In April, Prof. John M.G. Barclay (Durham, UK) gave a plenary address at Houston Baptist University’s theology conference on early Christianity. His paper was entitled: “‘The poor you have always with you.’ Why it mattered to the early church to give to the poor”

HBU graciously posted the lecture on Youtube. This is, no doubt, part of Prof. Barclay’s wider work on grace and gift-giving in the Greco-Roman world and in Paul. (see his soon-coming book, Paul and the Gift). Enjoy!

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4 thoughts on “VIDEO: John M.G. Barclay on Early Church Concern for the Poor (Gupta)

  1. Very cool, thanks! And I thought there was nothing good on YouTube anymore.

    Also, I coincidentally started Gary A. Anderson’s “Charity: The Place of the Poor in the Biblical Tradition,” which deals largely with the Hebrew Bible and dovetails nicely with Barclay’s topic.

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