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" Now the company of those who believed were of one heart and soul, and no one said that any of the things which he possessed was his own, but they had everything in common. "
Modern Political Philosophy - Page 50
by Richard Hudelson - 1999
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Two Hundred Years of American Communes

Iaácov Oved - 1987 - 516 pages
...they sold their possessions and goods and distributed them to all as any had need" (Acts 2/4), and "Those who believed were of one heart and soul and...possessed was his own but they had everything in common" (Acts 4/32). These verses inspired many a radical and communitarian trend throughout the history of...
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Acts

William H. Willimon
...resurrected?" Acts 4:325:11 The Challenge of Possessions We are not surprised to hear Luke claim that "the company of those who believed were of one heart and soul" (4:32) because we are accustomed to hearing such pious, often unrealistic claims made about Christian...
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Community and Growth

Jean Vanier - 1989 - 331 pages
...by being of the same mind, having the same love, being in full accord and of one mind. (Phil. 2:1-2) Now the company of those who believed were of one...possessed was his own, but they had everything in common. (Acts 4:32) This atmosphere of joy comes from the fact that everyone feels free to be themselves in...
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Hear Then the Parable: A Commentary on the Parables of Jesus

Bernard Brandon Scott - 1989 - 465 pages
..."philos,' 152. Acts 4:32 combines these first two proverbs in the description of the ideal Christian: "Now the company of those who believed were of one...possessed was his own, but they had everything in common." describe true friendship, and sentiments like these obviously are assumed by the hearers of the parable....
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A Christian Primer: The Prayer, the Creed, the Commandments

Albert Curry Winn - 1990 - 263 pages
...one heart and soul" that's a communion of spirit, of desire, of purpose, of faith and love "and no one said that any of the things which he possessed was his own, but they had everything in common" that's communion of material things: money, land, houses, food. Someone has said that when your...
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The Triune God of Christian Faith

Mary Ann Fatula - 1990 - 132 pages
...praise. Luke depicts the Jerusalem community as filled with the self-giving love of Jesus' own heart. "The company of those who believed were of one heart and soul ... they had everything in common ... and great grace was upon them all. There was not a needy person...
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The Growth of Economic Thought

Henry William Spiegel - 1991 - 868 pages
...and goods and distributed them to all, as any had need" (Acts 2:44-45). "The company of the believers were of one heart and soul, and no one said that any.... . . There was not a needy person among them, for those who had lands or houses sold them and laid the proceeds at the apostles' feet; and distribution...
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The Person and the Common Life: Studies in a Husserlian Social Ethics

James Hart - 1992 - 482 pages
...their possessions and goods and distributed them to all, as any one had need"; that the gathering was "of one heart and soul" and "no one said that any...possessed was his own but they had everything in common."" The ideal of a common life, common good, common possessions, and a radical mutuality has surfaced repeatedly...
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In Conversation with God: Meditations for Each Day of the Year, Volume 2

Francis Fernandez - 1989 - 609 pages
...TUESDAY 56. THE FIRST CHRISTIANS. UNITY 56.1 Unity among Christians is a gift of God. Pray for it. The company of those who believed were of one heart and soul. } These words of the Acts of the Apostles are like a summary of the deep unity and fraternal love of...
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The New Greek-English Interlinear New Testament: A New Interlinear ...

James Dixon Douglas - 1993 - 913 pages
...airo<rró\ü>v. FEET OF THE APOSTLES. Holy Spirit and spoke the word of God with boldness. 32 Now the whole group ~ r + K J8i څ [1& d%> 8 oT N '& E} M claimed private ownership of any possessions, but everything they owned was held in common. "With great...
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