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Beatitudes: “Hunger & Thirst”

April 27th, 2021 | 2 min read

By Matthew Lee Anderson


Continuing our series of discussions on the Beatitudes, Alastair, Derek, and Matt next consider “Blessed are those who hunger and thirst after righteousness.” At first glance, this statement seems completely obvious. But when you dig deeper and look at the connected issues of justice, humility, and anger (as well as actual physical hunger) you discover so much more.

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Timestamps:

Discount on Best Anglo-Catholic Book [0:00]

Is there a sequential order to the Beatitudes? [1:22]

Desiring God’s Righteousness [8:36]

Public Righteousness [18:23]

The Mundane Becomes Strange [25:36]

Actual Physical Hunger [30:18]

Anger [38:10]

 

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Matthew Lee Anderson

Matthew Lee Anderson is an Associate Professor of Ethics and Theology in Baylor University's Honors College. He has a D.Phil. in Christian Ethics from Oxford University, and is a Perpetual Member of Biola University's Torrey Honors College. In 2005, he founded Mere Orthodoxy.