Caesarius of Arles and the Development of the Ecclesiastical Tithe: From a Theology of Almsgiving to Practical Obligations

@article{Shuler2012CaesariusOA,
  title={Caesarius of Arles and the Development of the Ecclesiastical Tithe: From a Theology of Almsgiving to Practical Obligations},
  author={Eric Thomas Shuler},
  journal={Traditio},
  year={2012},
  volume={67},
  pages={43 - 69}
}
  • Eric Thomas Shuler
  • Published 2012
  • Psychology
  • Traditio
  • Few taxes have been as enduring and as evocative of identity as the Christian ecclesiastical tithe, arguably “the most important tax in the economic development of western Europe.” The secular enforcement in 779 of the tithe's collection by the church clearly marked a decisive moment in its evolution, but its earlier origins as religious law have been much more elusive. Scholarship over the past five decades has made clear that mandatory tithing to the church was not a custom of early… CONTINUE READING
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