You are hereHomeBARJanuary/February 2016 Page Numbers Yes No Biblical Archaeology Review 42:1, January/February 2016 Monastic Views of WorkBy Peter Brown To the “holy poor” or the “real poor”—that is the question. To whom were alms to be directed? This question divided the early monastic movement in the East. Alms to the “real poor” ultimately traveled west and came to dominate modern Christianity. Join the BAS Library! Already a library member? Log in here. Institution user? Log in with your IP address.