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The Rich Man and Lazarus: Poverty, Wealth and Human Worth

Duane Warden
Professor of Bible
Associate Dean
Harding University

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Abstract

When interpreters examine the Parable of the Rich Man and Lazarus, they lose sight of the story’s point when they juxtapose the two as a pious man and a wicked man. The parable compels readers to consider what riches and wealth make of people. By juxtaposing mind-numbing poverty and self-indulgent wealth, Jesus draws attention to God’s outrage at economic disparities among humankind.

 
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