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Church Statements on Poverty



Using ATLA

The ATLA Religion database is the first stop for finding articles in theology and religion.  Some relevant subjects used in this database are listed below.

To perform a subject search:

1. Enter the database.

2. Type (all caps) DE and then place the subject in quotation marks: i.e. (DE "Climatic changes").

3.  If you want to add a keyword to narrow results, you can either do this after you conduct the broader search, either by clicking on one of the narrower topics that appear on the left side of the screen, or by adding a keyword to one of the empty search boxes that appears in the "Advanced Search" screen.


Some helpful subjects in ATLA:

Bible. New Testament -- Economics

Capitalism -- religious aspects -- Christianity

Church work with the poor

Economic development -- ethical aspects

Economic development -- religious aspects

Food relief

Globalization -- ethical aspects




Poverty -- biblical teaching


ATLA is the only database that provides for searching by Scripture chapter and verse; see these tutorials for using the ATLA Scripture Search.

One tip: if the passage you're searching has a popular name in addition to a scripture reference (e.g., "lost sheep parable"), it can be helpful to do the scripture search first, then follow it with a subject search for the popular name.

Articles in ATLA

The following articles about poverty are indexed in the ATLA Religion Database.  Click on the link to open the record and obtain the associated PDF.


Books, Journals, and Web Resources

African Christian Ethics - Samuel Waje Kunhiyop
Call Number: THEOLOGY BOOKSTACKS: BR1360 .K86 2008
ISBN: 9966805362

And the Poor Get Welfare: The Ethics of Poverty in the United States - Warren R. Copeland
Call Number: THEOLOGY BOOKSTACKS: HV95 .C649 1994
ISBN: 0687013860

Catholic Social Teaching and Economic Globalization: The Quest for Alternatives - John Sniegocki
Call Number: THEOLOGY BOOKSTACKS: BJ1249 .S56 2009
ISBN: 9780874627442

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Child Poverty: Love, Justice, and Social Responsibility - Pamela D. Couture
Call Number: THEOLOGY BOOKSTACKS: BV639 .C4 C685 2007
ISBN: 0827205090

Christian Economic Ethics - Daniel K. Finn
Call Number: eBook
ISBN: 9781451452280
Publication Date: 2013-08-01
What does the history of Christian views of economic life mean for economic life in the twenty-first century? Here Daniel Finn reviews the insights provided by a large number of texts, from the Bible and the early church, to the Middle Ages and the Protestant Reformation, to treatments of the subject in the last century. Relying on both social science and theology, Finn then turns to the implications of this history for economic life today.

Confronting the Challenge: Poverty, Gender, and HIV in South Africa - Suzanne Mulligan
Call Number: THEOLOGY BOOKSTACKS: BX2347.8 .A52 M86 2010
ISBN: 3039119389

Dismantling Privilege - Mary Elizabeth Hobgood; Mary E. Hobgood
Call Number: THEOLOGY BOOKSTACKS: HN90 .E4 H63 2009
ISBN: 0829818235
Publication Date: 2009-01-01

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Economics in Christian Perspective: Theory, Policy, and Life Choices - Victor V. Klaar
Call Number: THEOLOGY CIRC-DESK BR115 .E3 C555 2007
ISBN: 0830825975

End Poverty: The Blog of the Ecumenical Poverty Initiative
Covers current news articles related to poverty with reflection on biblical sources.

Ethics, Hunger, and Globalization: In Search of Appropriate Policies
Call Number: GENERAL STACKS: HD9000.5 .E86 2007
ISBN: 1402061307

Globalizing Justice: The Ethics of Poverty and Power - Richard W. Miller
Call Number: GENERAL STACKS: JZ1318 .M55 2010
ISBN: 0199581983

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Happiness and Poverty in Developing Countries: A Global Perspective - John Malcolm Dowling; Chin Fang Yap
Call Number: Woodruff Book Stacks: HC59.7 .D69 2013
ISBN: 9780230285750
Publication Date: 2012-12-07

In Search of the Good Life - Rebecca Todd Peters; Peters
Call Number: THEOLOGY BOOKSTACKS: BR115 .G59 P48 2004
ISBN: 0826416209
Publication Date: 2004-10-22

Jubilee Reflections: Rich and Poor in Christian Perspective - Rodney Schofield
Call Number: THEOLOGY BOOKSTACKS: BS680 .P47 S36 2001
ISBN: 9990816425
Also a copy in the GENERAL STACKS with the same call number.

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Limits of Liberation: Feminist Theology and the Ethics of Poverty and Reproduction - Elina Vuola
Call Number: THEOLOGY BOOKSTACKS: BT83.57 .V865 2002
ISBN: 1841273090

Money, Greed, and God: Why Capitalism is the Solution and Not the Problem - Jay W. Richards
Call Number: THEOLOGY BOOKSTACKS: BR115 .C3 R53 2009
ISBN: 0061375616

National Alliance to End Homelessness
Includes the State of Homelessness, which looks at recent trends, as well as policy information and information about successful programs for ending homelessness.

National Coalition for the Homeless
Fact sheets, publications, and advocacy resources to combat homelessness.

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Poverty and Morality: Religious and Secular Perspectives - William A. Galston & Peter H. Hoffenberg, eds.
Call Number: THEOLOGY BOOKSTACKS: BJ53 .P68 2010
ISBN: 0521127343
Another copy is available in the GENERAL STACKS with the same call number.

Poverty and Social Exclusion: New Methods of Analysis - Gianni Betti (Editor); Achille Lemmi (Editor)
Call Number: Woodruff Book Stacks: HC79.P6 P6829 2014
ISBN: 9780415636346
Publication Date: 2013-06-20

PovertyUSA - Catholic Campaign for Human Development
PovertyUSA is a campaign of the Catholic Campaign for Human Development under the auspices of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. It is designed to educate about poverty in the US and work to alleviate it. The PovertyUSA site includes videos, statistics designed for presentations, and educational materials.

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Remember the Poor: Paul, Poverty, and the Greco-Roman World - Bruce W. Longenecker
Call Number: THEOLOGY BOOKSTACKS: BV639 .P6 L66 2010
ISBN: 0802863736

Servitude and Freedom: Reading the Christian Tradition - Jonathan Dean
Call Number: THEOLOGY BOOKSTACKS: BT75.3 .D43 2009
ISBN: 0716206544

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The Fear of Beggars: Stewardship and Poverty in Christian Ethics - Kelly S. Johnson
Call Number: THEOLOGY BOOKSTACKS: HV4493 .J576 2007
ISBN: 0802803784

The Option for the Poor in Christian Theology - Daniel G. Groody
Call Number: THEOLOGY BOOKSTACKS: BX2347.8 .P66 O77 2007
ISBN: 0268029717

The Poor of the Land: A Christian Case for Land Reform - Roy H. May
Call Number: THEOLOGY BOOKSTACKS: BR115 .L23 M39 1991
ISBN: 0883447290

The Urban Institute
Includes information on poverty and the safety net, as well as publications and data tools.

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The Working Poor - David K. Shipler
Call Number: WOODRUFF BOOKSTACKS: HC110 .P6 S48 2004
ISBN: 0375408908
Publication Date: 2004-02-03
One copy is also available from the Oxford College Library: 305.5690973 S5572W

UN Thematic Consultation -- "UN -- I Do Not Want to be Poor Anymore"
An interfaith group speaking to the United Nations' Millennium Development Goals, which call for the halving of extreme poverty worldwide by 2015.

War Against the Poor: Low-Intensity Conflict and Christian Faith - Jack Nelson-Pallmeyer
Call Number: THEOLOGY BOOKSTACKS: F1436.8 .U6 N45 1989
ISBN: 0883445891

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Wealth and Poverty in Early Church and Society - Susan R. Holman, ed.
Call Number: THEOLOGY BOOKSTACKS: BR115 .W4 W39 2008
ISBN: 080103549X

Welfare Policy - Elizabeth M. Bounds (Editor); Pamela K. Brubaker (Editor); Mary E. Hobgood (Editor)
Call Number: THEOLOGY BOOKSTACKS: BT738.48 .W44 1999
ISBN: 0829813055
Publication Date: 1999-06-01

Women Don't Count: The Challenge of Women's Poverty to Christian Ethics - Pamela Brubaker
Call Number: THEOLOGY BOOKSTACKS: BV639 .W7 B78 1994
ISBN: 1555409571

World Poverty and Human Rights - Thomas Pogge
Call Number: WOODRUFF BOOKSTACKS: JC571 .P577 2002
ISBN: 0745629946
Publication Date: 2002-11-08

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