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

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Full title: Social justice and the legitimacy of slavery : the role of philosophical asceticism from ancient Judaism to late antiquity / Ilaria L.E. Ramelli.
Main author: Ramelli, Ilaria, 1973- (Author)
Format: Book           
Edition: First edition.


Table of 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.