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Social justice and the legitimacy of slavery : the role of philosophical asceticism from ancient Judaism to late antiquity

Author: Ilaria Ramelli
Publisher: Oxford ; New York, NY : Oxford University Press, 2017.
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This work considers ideas about the legitimacy of slavery in ancient Greek, Jewish, New Testament, and early Christian thought, as well as the actual practices with regard to slave ownership employed by these thinkers.
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: (OCoLC)952384367
Named Person: Gregory, of Nyssa Saint; Gregory, of Nyssa Saint
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Ilaria Ramelli
ISBN: 9780191823022 0191823023
OCLC Number: 957617153
Awards: Winner of Forschungspreis / Research Award from the Humboldt Foundation, 2017.
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Introduction: the question at stake, methodological guidelines, and contribution to research --
The background of Greek philosophy and ancient Judaism: asceticism, slavery, and socio-economic injustice --
The New Testament, Jesus and the enigma of Paul: scriptural background for patristic positions --
Patristic thinkers' positions toward slavery, social justice, and asceticism --
Patristic contrasts: Augustine and Theodoret, Basil and John Chrysostom --
Gregory Nyssen: theological arguments against the institution of slavery --
Gregory Nyssen's family and origen: rejection of slavery and social injustice --
Nazianzen and other late antique ascetics: asceticism and renunciation of wealth and slave ownership.
Responsibility: Ilaria L.E. Ramelli.

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