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840:314 THE ORIGINS OF WESTERN MORALITY (3)

Covers Hellenistic philosphy, the Greek translation of the Hebew Bible, the letters of Paul, the teaching attributed to Jesus in writings from the end of the first century C.E., and the development of ascetic practices and ideology.  Issues include the variety of ancient options available for thinking about ethical psychology ,the concept of porneia and the attack on traditional Mediterranean religion, the family/household and opposition to it, wealth/poverty, slavery, sexual ethics and gender. SAS Core Code:  HST, WCr, WCd.

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