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Deontology of New Testament tithing: An analysis

Prince E. Peters
Theologia Viatorum | Vol 45, No 1 | a102 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/tv.v45i1.102 | © 2021 Prince E. Peters | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 08 December 2020 | Published: 30 March 2021

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Prince E. Peters, Department of Religion and Cultural Studies, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Nigeria


With the sudden heightened controversy surrounding tithing lately around the world, the subject of tithing deserves a critical analysis and a re-examination especially with regard to its ethical implications both in the New Testament text and the New Testament era. With the Rationality Theory applicable in the framework of Deontology and Form Criticism as its methodology, this study analysed New Testament texts that speak about tithe in line with their moral obligation as a duty both to the organised church and the poor congregants.


tithe; New Testament; ethics; Mosaic law; Old Testament; Melchizedek; Abraham


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