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Almsgiving in the Later Roman Empire: Christian Promotion and Practice 313-450

Richard Finn OP

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199283606
eISBN:
9780191712692
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199283606.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

The book examines the various sources, distinctive forms, privileged recipients, and likely extent of almsgiving in the churches of the later empire. Almsgiving was crucial in the construction of the ... More


The Poverty of Riches: St. Francis of Assisi Reconsidered

Kenneth Baxter Wolf

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195158083
eISBN:
9780199834877
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195158083.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

The unusually high regard with which Saint Francis of Assisi is held has served to insulate him from any real criticism of the kind of sanctity that he embodied: a sanctity based, first and foremost, ... More


Hospitality and Islam: Welcoming in God's Name

Mona Siddiqui

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780300211863
eISBN:
9780300216028
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300211863.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Islam

Considering its prominent role in many faith traditions, surprisingly little has been written about hospitality within the context of religion, particularly Islam. This book makes a contribution to ... More


Concluding Remarks

Richard Finn Op

in Almsgiving in the Later Roman Empire: Christian Promotion and Practice 313-450

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199283606
eISBN:
9780191712692
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199283606.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter starts from the description of Cyprian, the 3rd-century bishop of Carthage, to sum up the principal conclusions of the book: recognition of the pre-eminent place of episcopal almsgiving ... More


Hunger: Famine, Relief, and Identity in Basil's Cappadocia

Susan R. Holman

in The Hungry are Dying: Beggars and Bishops in Roman Cappadocia

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195139129
eISBN:
9780199834310
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195139127.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

This chapter places Basil of Caesarea's fourth‐century famine relief activities within the broader spectrum of the history of famine relief and the physiology of starvation. It summarizes what is ... More


Society Under Scrutiny VI: Economic Activity: The Examination of Merchants; Usury, Trading, and the Duties of Almsgiving

Michael Haren

in Sin and Society in Fourteenth-Century England: A Study of the Memoriale Presbiterorum

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198208518
eISBN:
9780191678042
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198208518.003.0010
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History, Social History

The Memoriale Presbiterorum shows a pronounced interest in several aspects of economic activity. The attempt by the medieval canon lawyers to impose controls on the use of wealth, and specifically to ... More


A Burst of Holiness: Matthew I (#87, 1378–1408)

Mark N. Swanson

in The Coptic Papacy in Islamic Egypt (641–1517): The Popes of Egypt: A History of the Coptic Church and Its Patriarchs Volume 2

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789774160936
eISBN:
9781617970498
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774160936.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

The life describes Matthew in terms full of echoes from the stories of the great saints of the Egyptian church, taking the role of the patriarch ordaining priest. He worked as a shepherd and began ... More


In the School of Ben Sira of Jerusalem

David A. deSilva

in The Jewish Teachers of Jesus, James, and Jude: What Earliest Christianity Learned from the Apocrypha and Pseudepigrapha

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780195329001
eISBN:
9780199979073
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195329001.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

This chapter provides an introduction to the social, cultural, and historical context of Ben Sira's work as a trainer of the youth of the Jewish elite in Jerusalem, as well as to the essential ... More


The Book of Tobit: Life Lessons from an Edifying Tale

David A. deSilva

in The Jewish Teachers of Jesus, James, and Jude: What Earliest Christianity Learned from the Apocrypha and Pseudepigrapha

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780195329001
eISBN:
9780199979073
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195329001.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

The story and setting of Tobit are reviewed. As a text circulating in Palestine in Hebrew and Aramaic two centuries before Jesus' adult ministry, this text was also in a strong position to exercise ... More


Between Syria and Egypt: Alms, Work, and the “Holy Poor”

Peter Brown

in Faithful Narratives: Historians, Religion, and the Challenge of Objectivity

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451829
eISBN:
9780801471056
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451829.003.0003
Subject:
History, Historiography

This chapter focuses on a religious struggle over the meaning of work and the definition of “the poor” in late antiquity, illustrating how theological principles and their institutional application ... More


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