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By Susan R. Holman

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

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