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Preaching bondage : John Chrysostom and the discourse of slavery in early Christianity

Author: Chris L De Wet
Publisher: Oakland, California : University of California Press, 2016.
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This work introduces and investigates the novel concept of doulology, the discourse of slavery, in the homilies of John Chrysostom, the late fourth-century priest and bishop. The text examines the dynamics of enslavement in Chrysostom's theology, virtue ethics, and biblical interpretation and shows that human bondage as a metaphorical and theological construct had a profound effect on the lives of institutional  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: John Chrysostom, Saint; John Chrysostom, Saint
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Chris L De Wet
ISBN: 9780520961555 0520961552
OCLC Number: 952979112
Description: 1 online resource
Responsibility: Chris L. de Wet.

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This work introduces and investigates the novel concept of doulology, the discourse of slavery, in the homilies of John Chrysostom, the late fourth-century priest and bishop. The text examines the dynamics of enslavement in Chrysostom's theology, virtue ethics, and biblical interpretation and shows that human bondage as a metaphorical and theological construct had a profound effect on the lives of institutional slaves.

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