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Charity and the Two Economies

Edward Epsen

Title:
Charity and the Two Economies
Author(s):
Epsen, Edward
Date:
Type:
Articles
Department:
Sophia Institute
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Series:
Sophia Institute Studies in Orthodox Theology
Part Number:
2
Book/Journal Title:
Philanthropy and Social Compassion in Eastern Orthodox Tradition: Papers of the Sophia Institute Academic Conference, New York, Dec. 2009
Publisher:
Theotokos Press
Abstract:
A Christian will recognize that along with this usage of the term ‘charity’ there is a specifically Christian one of wider scope that refers to the supreme virtue that is synonymous with love, pity, or compassion in English, agape in Koine Greek, caritas in Latin, pieta in Italian. Though wider in scope, this sense of the term does not seem to be any more closely connected with economy; probably, the point of contact between charity in this sense and economy will be thought to pass through the narrower sense of charity as almsgiving. This is a mistake. And it is here my purpose to highlight and correct it in a way that I hope will make a special appeal to Orthodox Christians.
Subject(s):
Religion
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Suggested Citation:
Edward Epsen, 2010, Charity and the Two Economies, Columbia University Academic Commons, http://hdl.handle.net/10022/AC:P:11162.

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