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Roman Christianity and Roman Stoicism: A Comparative Study of Ancient Morality

Runar M. Thorsteinsson


This study examines the moral teachings of first-century Roman Christianity and Roman Stoicism, and compares the two. The study falls into three main parts: Part I introduces and discusses the moral teaching of Roman Stoicism, that is, of Seneca, Musonius Rufus, and Epictetus. Part II presents the moral teaching of Roman Christianity, that is, as it is represented in Paul's Letter to the Romans, the First Letter of Peter, and the First Letter of Clement. On the basis of Parts I and II, then, Part III examines the similarities and differences between Roman Stoicism and Roman Christianity in ter ... More

Keywords: Paul, Romans, 1 Peter, 1 Clement, Seneca, Musonius Rufus, Epictetus, Rome, morality, ethics

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Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9780199578641
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2010 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199578641.001.0001


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Runar M. Thorsteinsson, author
Lecturer and Research Fellow in New Testament Studies at Lund University and the University of Copenhagen
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