Roman Christianity and Roman Stoicism: A Comparative Study of Ancient Morality by Runar Thorsteinsson

Roman Christianity and Roman Stoicism: A Comparative Study of Ancient Morality

byRunar Thorsteinsson

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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 presentsa 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

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Runar Thorsteinsson is Research Fellow at the University of Copenhagen.
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Title:Roman Christianity and Roman Stoicism: A Comparative Study of Ancient MoralityFormat:PaperbackDimensions:240 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.03 inPublished:March 12, 2013Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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IntroductionI: Moral Teaching in Roman Stocism1. Introduction to Roman Stoicism2. Lucius Annaeus Seneca3. Gaius Musonius Rufus4. EpictetusII: Moral Teaching in Roman Christianity5. Introduction to Roman Christianity6. Paul's Letter to Romans7. The First Letter of Peter8. The First Letter of ClementIII: Roman Christainity and Roman Stocism: A Comparison9. Moral Teachings Compared10. Ethical Scope ComparedConclusionBibliographyIndex of Modern AuthorsIndex of Ancient References

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"Thorsteinsson's book is indispensable for all with an interest in the origins of Christian morality." --Niko Huttunen, Journal of Ecclesiastical History 04/07/2012