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Almsgiving in the Later Roman Empire : Christian promotion and practice (313-450)

Author: Richard Finn
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford Univ. Press, 2008.
Series: Oxford classical monographs.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : ReprView all editions and formats
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Talks about the importance of gifts to the poor for Christians in the later Roman empire. This title is about what was given, how it was given, who was helped, and how preachers sought to shape these  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Finn
ISBN: 9780199283606 0199283605
OCLC Number: 255016086
Description: IX, 302 Seiten.
Contents: 1. Introduction ; 2. Episcopal almsgiving ; 3. Almsgiving by monks and lay Christians ; 4. The promotion of Christian almsgiving ; 5. The meanings of Christian almsgiving ; 6. Christian and Classical ; 7. Concluding remarks
Series Title: Oxford classical monographs.
Responsibility: Richard Finn.
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