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Bibil Identifier bibil:155859
Publication Type Book
Title (English, Long) The Ethics of Obscene Speech in Early Christianity and Its Environment
Author Hultin, Jeremy F.
Series Novum Testamentum. Supplements (Volume: 128)
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2008
Year (Publication) 2008
Year (Copyright) 2008
Year (Reference) 2008
Library BCU/Dorigny, Lausanne
Signature SBA 94/128
Place 23"00/07"
Publishing house Brill
Place Leiden / Boston
ISBN 978-90-0416803-9
Edition number 1
Language English
Pages 279 Pages
xxi Pages
height in cm 25
Genre Original
Abstract This book aims to contextualize early Christian rhetoric about foul language by asking such questions as: Where was foul language encountered? What were the conventional arguments for avoiding (or for using) obscene words? How would the avoidance of such speech have been interpreted by others? A careful examination of the ancient uses of and discourse about foul language illuminates the moral logic implicit in various Jewish and Christian texts (e.g. Sirach, Colossians, Ephesians, the Didache, and the writings of Clement of Alexandria). Although the Christians of the first two centuries were consistently opposed to foul language, they had a variety of reasons for their moral stance, and they held different views about what role speech should play in forming their identity as a "holy people."
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : New Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : Foolishness
Thesaurus BiBIL : Ancient Christianity : Ancient Christian Literature : Texts and Authors (Church Fathers) : Texts and Authors : Clement of Alexandria (Pages: 215-234)
Pericopes Colossians 3,8
Ephesians 5,3-5,14
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