Uhlhorn on Charity: Still Worth Reading after 133 Years

UhlhornCoverOk, so he has some biases
(very Protestant German Lutheran, not so nice about medieval Catholicism),

and a few limitations
(focuses on Greek and Latin sources, to which we now can also enjoy scholars’ input and translations from Syriac, Coptic, Ethiopic, etc, etc);

but for all that, his learning is immense, he has clearly read with amazing depth and breadth, he’s sympathetic to his topic but not syrupy, he recognizes both alms and social justice efforts as part of the ancient responses, he ties characters together into good narrative,

And his book is free online!

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