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Introduction

P.G. Walsh (ed.)

in Aris & Phillips Classical Texts

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9780856687594
eISBN:
9781800342996
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9780856687594.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

This chapter introduces Augustine's Books III and IV of The City of God. It discusses how Augustine countered ideas that gods must be worshipped in order to ensure prosperity in the present life and ... More


The Law of the Torn Limb

David Novak

in Image of the Non-Jew in Judaism: A Historical and Constructive Study of the Noahide Laws

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781906764074
eISBN:
9781800340527
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781906764074.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter assesses the prohibition against tearing a limb from a living animal, which is explicit in Scripture, and the only one of the seven Noahide laws to be found immediately in the Torah. ... More


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