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John Chrysostom on slavery

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dc.contributor.author De Wet, Chris
dc.date.accessioned 2011-07-05T12:46:11Z
dc.date.available 2011-07-05T12:46:11Z
dc.date.issued 2008
dc.identifier.citation De Wet, C. 2008,'John Chrysostom on slavery', Studia Historiae Ecclesiasticae, vol. XXXIV, no. 2, pp. 1-13. en
dc.identifier.issn 1017-0499
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10500/4498
dc.description Peer reviewed en
dc.description.abstract This article examines John Chrysostom’s (347-407 AD) views on the topic of slavery. His arguments prove to be quite advanced for his time, and still relevant to a modern context. I shall start by briefly describing the different views of slavery in antiquity. This is followed by an in-depth discussion of Chrysostom’s opinion on slavery, which includes an examination of his statements on the social status of the slave, the manumission of slaves and the treatment of slaves. The study concludes with a critique of Chrysostom’s elaborations on the topic of slavery. I shall argue that his delineations are particularly relevant to the modern researcher, since slavery, directly and indirectly, deals with issues of equality, rights and dignity – topics that are frequently debated in the scholarly and popular arenas. Chrysostom is also an indispensible dialogue partner both for the ecclesiastical and biblical sciences. en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Church History Society of Southern Africa en
dc.subject Slavery
dc.subject John Chrysostom
dc.title John Chrysostom on slavery en
dc.type Article en


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