Patrologiae Cursus Completus

Author: Jacques Paul Migne
Publisher: Palala Press
ISBN: 1343186080
Release Date: 2015-09-19
Genre:

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Children and Asceticism in Late Antiquity

Author: Ville Vuolanto
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781317167853
Release Date: 2016-03-03
Genre: History

In Late Antiquity the emergence of Christian asceticism challenged the traditional Greco-Roman views and practices of family life. The resulting discussions on the right way to live a good Christian life provide us with a variety of information on both ideological statements and living experiences of late Roman childhood. This is the first book to scrutinise the interplay between family, children and asceticism in the rise of Christianity. Drawing on texts of Christian authors of the late fourth and early fifth centuries the volume approaches the study of family dynamics and childhood from both ideological and social historical perspectives. It examines the place of children in the family in Christian ideology and explores how families in the late Roman world adapted these ideals in practice. Offering fresh viewpoints to current scholarship Ville Vuolanto demonstrates that there were many continuities in Roman ways of thinking about children and, despite the rise of Christianity, the old traditions remained deeply embedded in the culture. Moreover, the discussions about family and children are shown to have been intimately linked to worries about the continuity of family lineage and of the self, and to the changing understanding of what constituted a meaningful life.

Exodus Leviticus Numbers Deuteronomy

Author: Joseph T. Lienhard
Publisher: InterVarsity Press
ISBN: 0830814736
Release Date: 2001-08-30
Genre: Religion

Varied in texture and nuance, the interpreters included in this commentary on Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers and Deuteronomy and edited by Joseph T. Lienhard display a treasure house of ancient wisdom that speaks with eloquence and intellectual acumen to the church today.

The Individual in the Religions of the Ancient Mediterranean

Author: Jörg Rüpke
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199674503
Release Date: 2013-08-29
Genre: History

Covering the Hellenistic and Imperial periods in both pagan polytheistic as well as Jewish monotheistic settings, this edited collection focuses on individuation in everyday religious practices across the ancient Mediterranean as identified in institutional developments and philosophical reflections on the self.