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The hungry are dying : beggars and bishops in Roman Cappadocia.

Author: Susan R Holman; Oxford University Press.
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 2001.
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This study examines a collection of sermons about poverty, starvation, and disease written by three leading Christian bishops of late antiquity: Basil of Caesarea, Gregory of Nazianzus, and Gregory of Nyssa.
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Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Susan R Holman; Oxford University Press.
ISBN: 0195139127 9780195139129 0198031858 9780198031857 1423762304 9781423762300
OCLC Number: 191826649
Description: 1 online resource (250 pages)

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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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