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Alienation : the experience of the Eastern Mediterranean (50-600 A.D.)

Author: Antigone Samellas
Publisher: Bern ; New York : Peter Lang, 2010.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Antigone Samellas
ISBN: 9783039117895 3039117890
OCLC Number: 467778814
Notes: Part of the second chapter will appear at the proceedings of the conference and another part of the same chapter was presented at the Centre of Late Antiquity at Duke University in 2004.
Description: ix, 556 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction --
Life is a theatre --
The theatricality of everyday life --
The emperor --
The acting of tyrants --
Good and bad models of the philosopher-king --
The eclipse of the emperor-actor --
The nobility --
The self --
From distantiation as affirmation to distantiation as negation --
Distantiation as affirmation --
Distantiation as negation --
Dead to the world : asceticism and its pleasures --
Dead to the city --
Dead to the family --
Live unnoticed --
True life : the pleasures of virtue --
Between life and death --
From stigmatization to deculpabilization attitudes towards the mentally ill in late antiquity and the healing process in their religious and social context --
The wounded healer and his patient --
Demon or depression? : mental illness as a family, social, and religious crisis --
Sin as mental illness --
The solutions of despair : the rationality of the irrational --
Sun's justice : social utopia as an antidote to alienation --
The utopia of compassion --
The notion of public good --
Christian distributive justice and the problem of the just wage --
Imperialism and its discontents --
Christian attitudes towards hypoteleia --
The political implications of Christian historical hermeneutics --
Jews and Christians as marginal political groups --
Christian revisionism of Jewish history --
Responses to defeat : Jewish ingredients of Christian triumphalism --
After the defeat : the persistence of the spirit of the fourth philosophy --
The use and abuse of hellenism --
Hellenism as an opposition ideology --
Graeco-Roman and Christian universalism --
Imperialism and orthodoxy --
Martyrs, criminals, and convicts : Christians show solidarity towards the outlaws without, ultimately, questioning the law --
The name Christian : its criminal and emancipatory aspects in their historical context --
The symbolism of power as idolatry --
What crime in a name? --
Freedom of conscience : the socratic legacy --
The name Christian bestows freedom : freedom as equality --
Torture and truth : the internalization of martyrdom --
Earthly and divine justice --
Earthly justice --
Divine justice as a support and correction of earthly justice --
Law and anomie --
True life : reading as salvation --
The odyssey of interpretation and the odyssey of life --
The reader as an individual --
The reader and the text --
Alienations.
Responsibility: Antigone Samellas.
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