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Gregory Nyssen: Theological Arguments against the Institution of Slavery

Ilaria L. E. Ramelli

in Social Justice and the Legitimacy of Slavery: The Role of Philosophical Asceticism from Ancient Judaism to Late Antiquity

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
December 2016
ISBN:
9780198777274
eISBN:
9780191823022
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198777274.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies, History of Christianity

This chapter concentrates on Gregory Nyssen’s theological arguments against slavery and argues that he urged all masters to emancipate all their slaves. He described slave ownership as evil, and ... More


Social Justice and the Legitimacy of Slavery: The Role of Philosophical Asceticism from Ancient Judaism to Late Antiquity

Ilaria L.E. Ramelli

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
December 2016
ISBN:
9780198777274
eISBN:
9780191823022
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198777274.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies, History of Christianity

Were slavery and social injustice leading to dire poverty in antiquity and late antiquity only regarded as normal, ‘natural’ (Aristotle), or at best morally ‘indifferent’ (the Stoics), or, in the ... More


Exploring Gregory of Nyssa: Philosophical, Theological, and Historical Studies

Anna Marmodoro and Neil B. McLynn (eds)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2018
ISBN:
9780198826422
eISBN:
9780191871160
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198826422.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

This collection brings together an interdisciplinary team of historians, classicists, philosophers, and theologians for a holistic exploration of the thought of Gregory of Nyssa. Topics covered—some ... More


Gregory Nyssen’s Family and Origen: Rejection of Slavery and of Social Injustice

Ilaria L. E. Ramelli

in Social Justice and the Legitimacy of Slavery: The Role of Philosophical Asceticism from Ancient Judaism to Late Antiquity

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
December 2016
ISBN:
9780198777274
eISBN:
9780191823022
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198777274.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies, History of Christianity

This chapter compares Gregory’s theory with his and his own family’s practice. He praised Macrina, Naucratius, and others for embracing voluntary poverty and service, and renouncing slave ownership. ... More


Conclusions

Ilaria L. E. Ramelli

in Social Justice and the Legitimacy of Slavery: The Role of Philosophical Asceticism from Ancient Judaism to Late Antiquity

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
December 2016
ISBN:
9780198777274
eISBN:
9780191823022
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198777274.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies, History of Christianity

The Conclusion summarizes and discusses the main results yielded by the monograph, then reflects on some critical issues and the meaning and implications of the results obtained. Orlando Patterson’s ... More


Changing Patterns of the Slave Trade, 1759–1814

Ismael M. Montana

in The Abolition of Slavery in Ottoman Tunisia

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780813044828
eISBN:
9780813046419
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813044828.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

Chapter 3 argues that, as with other sectors, the caravan slave trade was influenced by the Husaynid beys' economic reforms and the desire to capitalize on expanding European trade. It shows how ... More


St Gregory of Nyssa: Bishop, Philosopher, Exegete, Theologian

John Anthony McGuckin

in Exploring Gregory of Nyssa: Philosophical, Theological, and Historical Studies

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2018
ISBN:
9780198826422
eISBN:
9780191871160
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198826422.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

Chapter 1 gives Biographical background and studies the historical context(s) of Gregory of Nyssa and his close family members, situating them as aristocratic and long-established Christian leaders ... More


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