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