The Hungry Are Dying: Beggars and Bishops in Roman Cappadocia

The Hungry Are Dying: Beggars and Bishops in Roman Cappadocia

by Susan R. Holman
     
 

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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:…  See more details below

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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 Gregory of Nyssa."--BOOK JACKET.

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"This is a wonderful book, written with clarity and passion. Enjoyable for general reader, it will be invaluable for upper-division undergraduate and all levels of graduate courses on patristic theology, the social history of late antiquity, and Christianity and poverty."— The Journal of Religion

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ISBN-13:
9780198031857
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
07/19/2001
Series:
Oxford Studies in Historical Theology Series
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Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
790 KB

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