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Description - The Unbound God by Chris L. de Wet

This volume examines the prevalence, function, and socio-political effects of slavery discourse in the major theological formulations of the late third to early fifth centuries AD, arguably the most formative period of early Christian doctrine. The question the book poses is this: in what way did the Christian theologians of the third, fourth, and early fifth centuries appropriate the discourse of slavery in their theological formulations, and what could the effect of this appropriation have been for actual physical slaves? This fascinating study is crucial reading for anyone with an interest in early Christianity or Late Antiquity, and slavery more generally.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781138201163
ISBN-10: 1138201162
Format: Hardback
(234mm x 156mm x mm)
Pages: 178
Imprint: Routledge
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 20-Jun-2017
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Chris L. de Wet

Chris L. de Wet is Associate Professor of New Testament and Early Christian Studies at the University of South Africa, and the Editor of the Journal of Early Christian History. He is also the author of Preaching Bondage: John Chrysostom and the Discourse of Slavery in Early Christianity (2015).

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