Phillips, Thomas E. Books

About the author: Thomas Phillips received his PhD from Southern Methodist University. He is currently Assistant Professor of New Testament at Eastern Nazarene College.

Reading Issues of Wealth and Poverty in Luke- Acts
2001 0-7734-7473-0
This book applies Wolfgang Iser’s theories about the reading process to Luke-Acts in order to determine how reading these documents affects the reader’s understanding and behavior relating to issues of wealth and poverty which has two emphases. On one hand, the reader will understand that these documents advocate a renunciation of the desire for wealth and possessions. On the other hand the reader will understand that these documents advocate actions of generosity toward persons in need.