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Roman Christianity and Roman Stoicism: A Comparative Study of Ancient Morality
Thorsteinsson, Runar M.

Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2010 pp. xiii + 248. $125.00


Description: 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.

Subjects: Greco-Roman Literature, Literature

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Review by Jeffrey Murray
Published 3/8/2011
Citation: Jeffrey Murray, review of Runar M. Thorsteinsson, Roman Christianity and Roman Stoicism: A Comparative Study of Ancient Morality, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2011).


Review by Stefan Nordgaard
Published 3/8/2011
Citation: Stefan Nordgaard, review of Runar M. Thorsteinsson, Roman Christianity and Roman Stoicism: A Comparative Study of Ancient Morality, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2011).


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