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Wealth and Piety

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Wealth and Piety: Middle Eastern Perspectives for Expat Workers

by Karen L. H. Shaw

Your supporters consider you saintly and self-sacrificing. Your Middle Eastern friends might beg to differ. So might God. Wealth and Pietyexplores biblical and Arab cultural expectations for getting, using, talking about, and giving money. This book contains hundreds of verbatim observations about local and foreign wealth by thirty-five Middle Easterners from nine countries, representing all major religious groups. These comments are a mirror in which workers can see their own status and moral reputation as people of the region see them.

Combining biblical commentary, cultural analysis and practical advice for expats, Wealth and Piety is designed for both new and experienced workers, as well as mission leaders, administrators, supporters, and donors. Although focused on the Middle East, much of the wisdom of this book is valuable for workers anywhere in the Muslim world or in societies characterized by patronage or an honor/shame orientation.

  • ISBN: 9780878080793
  • Published: August, 2018
  • Publisher: William Carey Publishing
  • Pages: 214 
  • Book Format:
    • Kindle Version (MOBI)
    • EPub version (good for iBooks, Nook, and all non-Kindle e-reading devices)
    • Paperback