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By Françoise Mirguet

ISBN-10: 1107146267

ISBN-13: 9781107146266

during this booklet, Françoise Mirguet strains the appropriation and reinterpretation of pity via Greek-speaking Jewish groups of overdue Antiquity. Pity and compassion, during this corpus, comprised a hybrid of Hebrew, Greek, and Roman structures; counting on the texts, they have been a spontaneous feeling, a tradition, a advantage, or a principle of the Mosaic legislation. The requirement to suppose in the event you endure sustained the identification of the Jewish minority, either growing continuity with its traditions and emulating dominant discourses. Mirguet's ebook should be of curiosity to students of early Judaism and Christianity for its sensitivity to the position of emotions and mind's eye within the shaping of id. an enormous contribution to the heritage of feelings, it explores the function of the emotional mind's eye in the context of Roman imperialism. It additionally contributes to figuring out how compassion has become so hugely valued in Western cultures.

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