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God Knows There's NeedChristian Responses to Poverty$
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Susan R. Holman

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780195383621

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2009

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195383621.001.0001

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Remembering as Personal Story

Remembering as Personal Story

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(p.25) 2 Remembering as Personal Story
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God Knows There's Need
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Susan R. Holman

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195383621.003.0002

This chapter starts with the story of Salvian of Lérins (fifth century), his comment on Christ's neediness, and the relationship between his personal biography and his advocacy for more attention to social justice for the poor. The chapter then moves to the present to explore the personal nature of need as it intersects with Christian social action. Personal need is complex and influences even the most “selfless” acts. “Sensing” need must begin with “remembering” personal needs and encounters with neediness. This chapter uses memoir extensively to relate to the author' personal journey to the study of early Christian texts on poverty and to reflect on the paradox of monastic models of solitude, boundaries, and charity, leading the reader toward a new perspective for engaging with need in other people.

Keywords:   story, memoir, Christian social action, neediness, poverty, monasticism, charity, Salvian of Lérins

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