Everything in Common?
The Theology and Practice of the Sharing of Possessions in Community in the New Testament
Imprint: Pickwick Publications
“This is an important book. People often raise but then abandon the question of what it meant for the early Church to share good in common. They raise it because it appears to be important but then abandon it because it feels too difficult to find an answer. This book provides a very helpful exploration of the theme that both pays due importance to the question and, by careful exploration of a variety of New Testament passages, begins to provide an answer as to what it meant in practice for them to share. It is clear, well written, thoughtful, and very helpful. I highly recommend it.”
—Paula Gooder, author of Body: Biblical Spirituality for the Whole Person
“This is a fascinating and detailed examination of biblical texts that illuminate not only how the various early Christian churches lived and shared their lives together, but also how these were distinctive when set against their Greco-Roman and Jewish comparators. A book that should be studied and learned from by those who wish to see a church marked by mutual care and generosity.”
—Nicholas Baines, Bishop of Leeds, United Kingdom