Wednesday, May 20, 2009

People's Needs Met

Reform # 5

No One Hungry

Luther’s conviction was, “Nobody ought to go begging among Christians” (Lindberg, p. 109). In the cities of the Reformation, a common chest was place where resources for the needy were stored. It was basically an institutionalized welfare system. There were no beggars in such places because their needs were to be met. How realistic is this today?

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