This article examines the theological basis for the church's responsibility to care for the poor. It does this by analysing a sermon of John Chrysostom in which the concept of three altars is appealed to; the third altar being the altar of the poor. It concludes that for the church of Jesus Christ to be a church it has to be orientated outwards to the poor and marginalised.
|Title of host publication||Making the Word of God Fully Known|
|Subtitle of host publication||Essays on Church, Culture, and Mission in Honour of Archbishop Philip Freier|
|Editors||Paul Barker, Bradley Billings|
|Place of Publication||Eugene, OR, USA|
|Publisher||Wipf & Stock Publishers|
|Number of pages||12|
|Publication status||Published - Jan 2020|
- church, culture, mission, bible, indigenous, women
Pickard, S. (2020). At the Third Altar: The Vocation of the Church in the World. In P. Barker, & B. Billings (Eds.), Making the Word of God Fully Known: Essays on Church, Culture, and Mission in Honour of Archbishop Philip Freier (pp. 213-224). Wipf & Stock Publishers.