By Chris L. de Wet
Preaching Bondage introduces and investigates the radical notion of doulology, the discourse of slavery, within the homilies of John Chrysostom, the overdue fourth-century priest and bishop. Chris L. de rainy examines the dynamics of enslavement in Chrysostom’s theology, advantage ethics, and biblical interpretation and exhibits that human bondage as a metaphorical and theological build had a profound influence at the lives of institutional slaves. The hugely corporeal and gendered discourse linked to slavery was once unavoidably vital in Chrysostom’s discussions of the family, estate, schooling, self-discipline, and sexuality. De rainy explores the impression of doulology in those contexts and disseminates the consequences in a brand new and hugely expected language, bringing to mild the extra pervasive fissures among historical Roman slaveholding and early Christianity. The corpus of Chrysostom’s public addresses presents a lot of the literary proof for slavery within the fourth century, and De Wet’s convincing research is a groundbreaking contribution to reports of the social global in past due antiquity.