A collection of internationally recognized scholars share their views on the topic of the religious roots of social welfare. Their eloquent and insightful presentations create a fascinating study of the development of western attitudes towards social welfare, beginning with classical Greco-Roman and biblical cultures. Contributors: Brenda M. Bolton, Emily Albu Hanawalt, Paul D. Hanson, Susan Ashbrook Harvey, Alexander Kazhdan, Howard Clark Kee, Carter Lindberg, Lester K. Little, Timothy S. Miller, Thomas Riis, Alice-Mary Talbot, and Andre Vauchez.
Emily Albu Hanawalt is Associate Professor of Classical Studies and Religious Studies at Boston University. Carter Lindberg is Professor of Church History in the School of Theology at Boston University.