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Definition of the noun almsgiving
What does almsgiving mean as a name of something?
noun - plural: almsgivings
- making voluntary contributions to aid the poor
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2a2ae. 23-33 by Thomas Aquinas, R. J. Batten
Such a motive, as was said above,8 is the concern of mercy, and so it is clear that , properly speaking, almsgiving is an act of mercy. Furthermore, this appears from the very name itself which derives from the Greek word for mercy, just as in ...
Silver and Gold by Vanessa Buckhalter
filmtetrtm a Aim/y Aims, and also called almsgiving is a ceremonial, religious act. Alms.
A Sourcebook by Jonathan E. Brockopp, Jacob Neusner, Tamara Sonn
and that it is something to which the poor are entitled, reflecting the recognition that wealth is not earned, but rather is a gift given by God as a test, over which we as human beings only bear stewardship: Almsgiving is a duty unto you.
Almsgiving is a debt which must be honestly paid and punctually discharged; nor is the donor left without reward. The blessing promised will be so bountiful that, as it is expressed, " there shall not be room enough to receive it." As regards the ...
Almsgiving means emptying your pockets or life of unnecessary wealth or possessions. You might donate money or some of your belongings to a charity, or find other ways to refrain from focusing too much on possessions. Talk with the teens ...
A Pilgrim's Guide to the Eternal City by James L. Papandrea
Almsgiving is an ancient tradition in many religions, ...
Encyclopedia of Islam (2009)
by Juan Eduardo Campo
Almsgiving is a form of charity. It represents an ethical principle, embraced by most societies and religions, that people who enjoy wealth and prosperity have a moral obligation to assist those who are less fortunate and to financially support ...
by Eric Orlin
Almsgiving the giving of charity is understood as a distinct commandment. The Hellenistic Jewish conceptualization of charity benefits the poor recipient and, like all commandments, earns rewards for the giver. These rewards took a number of ...
by Joseph J. Cordes, Robert D. Ebel, Jane Gravelle
almsgiving). Medani. Ahmed. University of Khartoum...
£akat ( Islamic almsgiving)...
by Orr, James
Almsgiving was regarded not merely as a plain evidence of righteousness in general but also as an act of justice, a just debt owing to the needy. “No one refuses directly,” Mackie says, hence, possibly, Christ's teaching in Luk. 11:41, “ Let your ...
The Jewish Encyclopedia (1912)
A Descriptive Record of the History, Religion, Literature, and Customs of the Jewish People from the Earliest Times to the Present Day by Isidore Singer, Cyrus Adler
The word "almsgiving," however, is far from expressing the full meaning of the Hebrew zedakah, which...
Catholic Encyclopedia (1908)
Hence exhortations to almsgiving become much more frequent, and towards the end of the sixth century the law of tithes makes its appearance A new source of charitable relief was created by the contributions of the emperors, and of the ...
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On Sunday, May 8th, 2011, an estimated 100,000 people attended a ceremony to give alms to 12,600 monks in front of CentralWorld in downtown Bangkok. Almsgiving is a daily event in Thailand and is a way for lay people to support the monks and to gain merit. This ceremony was organized as a symnbolic and practical gesture of support for 286 temples in Southern Thailand. Monks at those temples are unable to collect alms due to the risk of being shot and killed. The food and other items collected here will be sent to support the temples in the South.
Photo credit: Mark Fischer
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