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Bishop Laurie Green
Blessed are the poor? Urban poverty and the Church
Listening intently to what the poor have to say is Laurie Green's way into a new study of Jesus' most famous Beatitude - 'Blessed are the Poor'. Combining years of pavement-level experience with informed biblical analysis he sets out for us how the perspective of the poor opens up to us a new biblical and theological insights. These lead us to a radical rethink about mission and what it means to be the Church in a post-secular society.
This book introduces us to Britain's poorest housing estates and uses the radical edge of contextual theology to present a prophetic challenge to each one of us, and to a Church which is reluctant to respond seriously to the challenges of the Beatitudes.