"A Modell of Christian Charity" and Today
This paper studies the work "A Modell of Christian Charity" by John Winthrop and glances at it in today's framework.
# 123098 | 1,750 words | 18 sources | MLA | 2008 |
Published on Dec 01, 2008 in Philosophy (Religion) , Religion and Theology (Christianity) , Sociology (General) , Literature (General)
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This paper examines John Winthrop's 1630 essay, "A Modell of Christian Charity" and details its central contentions, commenting on the relative strength or weakness of the arguments. The writer concludes by describing how the document might apply to today's church.
From the Paper:"John Winthrop's essay 'A Modell of Christian Charity' is an explication of the concept of Christian charity in which he attempts to reconcile the scriptures that urge Christians to give to the poor and those that urge them to lay up wealth for themselves in case they should need it in future. His central contention is that Christians must live in love and unity with one another and when another Christian is in need they should relieve their need. This central thesis is ..."
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