"Almsgiving Delivers from Death”:
Charity to the Poor Considered Theologically
LECTURE IN HONOR OF RICHARD J. CLIFFORD, S.J.
March 25, 2010
Presenter: Gary Anderson, professor of Old Testament/Hebrew Bible, University of Notre Dame
In Second Temple Judaism the practice of charity towards the poor assumed a structural significance parallel to that of offering a sacrifice in the Temple. This lecture traces the origins of this revolutionary idea in the Bible and its groundbreaking ramifications for the development of Jewish and Christian piety and practice.
Sponsored by the School of Theology and Ministry and generously supported by the Kitz Family in honor of Richard J. Clifford, S.J.