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The comparison between Catholic teaching on purgatory and the same themes presented in Judaism and reformed Christianity that Dr. Anderson offers is an eye opener. A thoughtful read! Jun 06, Wilson rated it it was amazing. Radically shifted my thinking about the biblical witness of the poor, Christology in almsgiving, and spurned some further reflections on the place of solidarity in the context of building up treasure in heaven. Highly recommend. Dec 25, Faith rated it it was ok. This books is not really what I expected, but an interesting read.
The author, a Catholic scholar at Notre Dame, writes about the early church and Judaism during the same period and why gifts of money to the poor were so important.
He focuses on the idea of a treasury in heaven that we will with good deeds that can act as a memorial of our righteousness before God and also encourage God to forgive us and answer our prayers. While this is an interesting idea, he focuses on it to the exclusion of This books is not really what I expected, but an interesting read. Catholic Encyclopedia. New York: Robert Appleton. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Part of a series on the Divine Mercy The image by Kazimirowski. Retrieved 2 April New York: Robert Appleton Company, Seven virtues in Christian ethics.
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Treasury in Heaven
For we know in part, and we prophesy in part. But when that which is perfect is come, then that which is in part shall be done away And now abideth faith, hope, charity, these three; but the greatest of these is charity. The fruits of charity are joy, peace, and mercy.
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