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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Overview

This study 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 about the history of poverty relief and the role of fourth century Christian theology in constructing the body of the redemptive, involuntary poor. Some of the topics explored include the contextualization of the poor in scholarship, the poor in late antiquity, and starvation and famine dynamics. In exploring this relationship between cultural context and theological language, this volume offers a broad and fresh overview of these little-studied texts.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780195139129
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication date: 07/19/2001
Series: Oxford Studies in Historical Theology Series
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.00(d)

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