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The First Christian Institutions

Orri Vésteinsson

in The Christianization of Iceland: Priests, Power, and Social Change 1000-1300

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198207993
eISBN:
9780191677885
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198207993.003.0003
Subject:
History, World Medieval History, History of Religion

This chapter discusses the writing of the Life of St Jón, as well as the relationship between Bishop Gizurr and the tithe law of 1097. It was difficult to write the Life of St. Jón because his ... More


Social Welfare

Jonathan Burnside

in God, Justice, and Society: Aspects of Law and Legality in the Bible

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199759217
eISBN:
9780199827084
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199759217.003.0007
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

This chapter explores the wide variety of biblical laws of social welfare, including the ban on interest, tithe and gleaning laws, and a range of sabbath institutions. There is a contrast between ... More


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