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|Title:||Patterns of slavery and freedom in a changing world. Chrysostom's commentary on Paul's epistle to philemon revisited||Authors:||Ayuch, Daniel Alberto||Affiliations:||Institute of Theology||Keywords:||Patristics
History of Slavery
|Issue Date:||2016||Part of:||حوليات معهد القديس يوحنا الدمشقي اللاهوتي||Issue:||11||Start page:||49||End page:||63||Abstract:||
During his Antiochian Period, St John Chrysostom gave three homilies on the Letter to Philemon, which reveal the Saints standpoint from slavery, a deep-rooted institution in Antioch and the Eastern Roman Empire of that period. The political system in the region was changing into the Byzantine Era and Christianity was expanding progressively in the city. However, it was not easy for Chrysostom to move his audience to foster the liberation of slaves and to deal with all humankind with equity. A task that had been already difficult for the Apostle Paul was still so for Saint John. Nowadays, several forms of slavery still blight our global and local society, a fact that challenges Christians again to engage for freedom and equity all over the world. This paper studies the three homilies searching for the Pauline fundamentals as detected by Chrysostom in order to define modern patterns to fight against all forms of slavery, including forced labor and human trafficking..
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