Poverty and Wealth in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam

  • Nathan R. Kollar
  • Muhammad Shafiq

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxxii
  2. Personifications of Poverty and Wealth

  3. Doctrines About Poverty and Wealth

  4. Spiritual Traditions About Poverty and Wealth

  5. Sharing Our Wealth

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 243-243
    2. Malka Z. Simkovich
      Pages 245-261
    3. Abdullah Allheedan
      Pages 263-274
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 287-324

About this book


This book gathers scholars from the three major monotheistic religions to discuss the issue of poverty and wealth from the varied perspectives of each tradition. It provides a cadre of values inherent to the sacred texts of Jews, Christians, and Muslims and illustrates how these values may be used to deal with current economic inequalities. 

Contributors use the methodologies of religious studies to provide descriptions and comparisons the perspectives of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam on poverty and wealth. The book provides citations from the sacred texts of all three religions along their interpretations, contexts, and elaboration for deciphering their stances. Poverty and Wealth in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam identifies and details a foundation of common values upon which individual and institutional decisions may be made.  


Ecumenism Interfaith Interreligious Christianity Economics Wealth Poverty Bible Torah Qum’ran Religion and money Money

Editors and affiliations

  • Nathan R. Kollar
    • 1
  • Muhammad Shafiq
    • 2
  1. 1.RochesterUSA
  2. 2.Nazareth CollegeRochesterUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Hickey Center for Interfaith Studies and Dialogue 2016
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, New York
  • eBook Packages Religion and Philosophy
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-94849-9
  • Online ISBN 978-1-349-94850-5
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