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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


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