By Susan R. Holman

This research examines the subject matter of poverty within the fourth-century sermons of Basil of Caesarea, Gregory Nazianzen, and Gregory Nysson. those sermons are specially very important for what they let us know in regards to the heritage of poverty aid and the position of fourth century Christian theology in developing the physique of the redemptive, involuntary negative. many of the issues explored contain the contextualization of the bad in scholarship, the terrible in past due antiquity, and hunger and famine dynamics. In exploring this courting among cultural context and theological language, this quantity deals a wide and clean evaluation of those little-studied texts.

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