Christianity is commonly held to have introduced an entirely new and better morality into the ancient world, a new morality that was decidedly universal, in contrast to the ethics of the philosophical schools which were only concerned with the intellectual few. Runar M. Thorsteinsson presents a challenge to this view by comparing Christian morality in first-century Rome with contemporary Stoic ethics in the city.
Thorsteinsson introduces and discusses the moral teaching of Roman Stoicism; of Seneca, Musonius Rufus, and Epictetus. He then presents the moral teaching of Roman Christianity as it is represented in Paul's Letter to the Romans, the First Letter of Peter, and the First Letter of Clement. Having established the bases for his comparison, he examines the similarities and differences between Roman Stoicism and Roman Christianity in terms of morality.
Five broad themes are used for the comparison, questions of Christian and Stoic views about: a particular morality or way of life as proper worship of the deity; certain individuals (like Jesus and Socrates) as paradigms for the proper way of life; the importance of mutual love and care; non-retaliation and 'love of enemies'; and the social dimension of ethics. This approach reveals a fundamental similarity between the moral teachings of Roman Christianity and Roman Stoicism. The most basic difference is found in the ethical scope of the two: While the latter teaches unqualified universal humanity, the former seems to condition the ethical scope in terms of religious adherence.
"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.
Runar Thorsteinsson is from the University of Copenhagen.
"Thorsteinsson's comparative accounts of the moral compass of the Roman Christian community and Roman Stoics lead him to consider the attitudes of the two groups toward the prevailing social hierarchy in Roman society." --Southern Humanities Review
"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.
Book Description Book Condition: New. New. US edition. Perfect condition. Customer satisfaction our priority. Bookseller Inventory # ABE-FEB-25741
Book Description Book Condition: Brand New. New. US edition. Customer Satisfaction guaranteed!!. Bookseller Inventory # SHUB25741
Book Description Oxford University Press, Book. HardCover. Book Condition: New. In Stock , Brand New , Usually Dispatched within 1-2 Business Days , Safe Packing : Shrink Wrap + Bubble Wrap for more safety , Shipping Service : Priority ( Expedite ) Shipping : Ships By Courier Company Like DHL , TNT , FedEx , . Free Tracking Number for Priority ( Expedite ) Shipping Service , Please Note : Courier Company does not generally deliver to PO Boxes or APO addresses , Standard Shipping Services : Ships By airmail , Excellent Customer Services , Customer Satisfaction Guaranteed , Ships from UK Warehouse or Maybe from Our Overseas Warehouse ( UAE Warehouse or Iran Warehouse ) , without any changes in Shipping Rates. Bookseller Inventory # 9780199578641(1J1217)
Book Description Book Condition: Brand New. New, US edition. Excellent Customer Service. Bookseller Inventory # ABEUSA-25741
Book Description Oxford University Press, 2010. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0199578648
Book Description Oxford University Press. Book Condition: New. pp. 264 This item is printed on Demand. Bookseller Inventory # 8249476
Book Description Oxford University Press, 2017. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Never used! This item is printed on demand. Bookseller Inventory # P110199578648
Book Description OUP Oxford, 2016. Paperback. Book Condition: New. PRINT ON DEMAND Book; New; Publication Year 2016; Not Signed; Fast Shipping from the UK. No. book. Bookseller Inventory # ria9780199578641_lsuk
Book Description Oxford University Press, USA, 2010. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0199578648
Book Description OUP Oxford, 2010. HRD. Book Condition: New. New Book.Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days.THIS BOOK IS PRINTED ON DEMAND. Established seller since 2000. Bookseller Inventory # IP-9780199578641