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The hungry are dying : beggars and bishops in Roman Cappadocia / Susan R. Holman.

Author: Susan R Holman
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 2001.
Series: Oxford studies in historical theology.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Ancient sermons about the poor have often been neglected by scholars in favor of more "theological" themes. Susan R. Holman helps to redress that neglect with this study, the first book-length treatment in any modern language to focus exclusively on a collection of sermons about poverty, starvation, and disease by three leading Christian bishops of late Antiquity: Basil of Caesarea, Gregory of Nazianzus, and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Susan R Holman
ISBN: 0195139127 9780195139129
OCLC Number: 46695232
Description: xvii, 231 pages : map ; 24 cm.
Series Title: Oxford studies in historical theology.

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Susan R. Holman examines the theme of poverty in the fourth-century sermons of Basil of Caesarea, Gregory Nazianzen, and Gregory Nysson. These sermons are especially important for what they tell us  Read more...

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An excellent study ... very sensitive and perceptive. * Bryn Mawr Classical Review * This is a good book, of value to students in a variety of areas: ancient history, theology, and economics. It Read more...

 
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