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Bibil Identifier bibil:207234
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) Identity: The Indigent and the Wealthy in the Homilies of John Chrysostom
Author Sitzler, Silke
Journal Vigiliae Christianae (Volume: 63, Issue: 5)
Year (Publication) 2009
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2009
Year (Copyright) 2009
Year (Reference) 2009
Language English
Pages 468-479 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract In this article, identity theory is applied to a selection of John Chrysostom's homilies in order to investigate the identities being created, negotiated and modified in his commentary on the 'poor'. It is proposed that his discourse on the poor and almsgiving seeks overwhelmingly to negotiate identities for the wealthy within his Christian community, rather than for the poor. These identities are considered through Chrysostom's use of imagery, his commentary on behaviour, and his emphasis on the benefits provided both by the poor and almsgiving. Furthermore, it is argued that in these homilies Chrysostom sought to mediate Christian identities for the wealthy that complemented rather than opposed those operating in the wider non-Christian, Greco-Roman world.
DOI DOI10.1163/157007209X413821
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Ancient Christianity : Ancient Christian Literature : Texts and Authors (Church Fathers) : Texts and Authors : John Chrysostom
Thesaurus BiBIL : Bible (as a whole) : Bible (as a whole) -- Hermeneutics - Methods : Homiletics
Thesaurus BiBIL : New Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : Poor
Thesaurus BiBIL : New Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : Wealth
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