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In more recent times, the Jews of Europe and the blacks of the USA have been alienated from the mainstream of society, but while this has been the result of unjust discrimination, these groups have also resisted total integration and have tried to maintain a distinct cultural identity. F. ), Alienation: Concept, Term, and Meanings, 1973; P. Masterson, Atheism and Alienation, 1971. JOHN MACQUARRIE Almsgiving Though giving to the poor has been a part of the Hebraic tradition, the word "alms" does not appear in the OT.

Then there is alienation from other human beings, which may be experienced either by individuals or by minority groups within a society. There is also a deeper ontological alienation from the whole scheme of things, found, for instance, among the ancient Gnostics or among some modern existentialists (see Existentialist Ethics). , Tillich, have been too quick in claiming that there is a correlation among these levels, so that where there is alienation from God (which he identifies with sin) there is also alienation from self and from one's fellows.

3: 16). Particular consideration is required of those whose parents are feebleminded. "Even if he is lacking in understanding, show forbearance; in all your strength do not despise him" (v. 13). Widowhood in the early church. The NT assumes Israelite norms of filial piety, particularly the requirement that children support their parents in need (1 Tim. 5:3-4). Widowhood as an established order in the early church, however, represented a significant development in the care of the elderly. Widows* had benefited from almsgiving* in ancient Israel, but on the death of their husbands they usually fell outside the normal structures of family support.

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