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Concern for the poor permeates his words and deeds; e.g., his 11th homily on Acts deplores the poverty of half the populations of Antioch and Constantinople, while his personal philanthropies earned him the extra nickname John the Almsgiver, further vindication of Julian's complaint that Christians 'out-charitied' the pagans.
If Pontius did not invent the basic facts about Cyprian's generosity as an almsgiver, what can we say about his reporting of Cyprian's motives?
In the short term, corporate and military interests may act as an almsgiver for chronically impoverished municipalities.
Rosalie Jette is constructed as the heroic almsgiver, dedicating her life to the assistance of others with little or no thought for herself.
of their Christian grace and spirit." As Gary Harrison, Robin Jarvis, and others have argued, Wordsworth concentrates his objections on the perspective of the almsgiver and not the beggar, and thus the objection overlaps with more conservative strains of argumentation regarding the necessary interdependence of the rich and poor.
72: [GREEK TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] means `be an almsgiver each Sunday' not `be a loving person according to the Lord's (command)'.