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The Sin of Avarice in Early Medieval Thought and Literature. Richard Newhauser, Trinity University, Texas.

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Cambridge Studies in Medieval Literature 41. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2000. Recommend this journal

Cambridge Studies in Medieval Literature 41. Recommend this journal.

By Richard Newhauser. New York: Cambridge University Press. First, indignation at acquisitive greed did not always encourage radical social reform; it was more a matter of encouraging the rich to help the poor

By Richard Newhauser. First, indignation at acquisitive greed did not always encourage radical social reform; it was more a matter of encouraging the rich to help the poor. Thus, the seeds for a future justification of wealth were contained already in the early condemnation of greed" (p. 9). Motive began to count for more than possession - a compromise associated with the distinction between precepts and counsels. We are invited to recognize the development of a lay church, within which ascesis was tempered by pastoral demands and opportunities.

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In this full-length study of the early history of greed Richard Newhauser challenges the traditional view that avarice only became a dominant sin with the rise of a money economy. Newhauser charts the varying attempts from the late second century’s Shepherd of Hermas through the early Middle Ages. He notes the expansion of the concept of avarice from merely the love of money to the desire to accumulate non-monetary and non-material goods.

In this full-length study of the early history of greed Richard Newhauser challenges the traditional view that avarice only became a dominant sin with the rise of a. . He shows that avaritia, the sin of greed for possessions, was dominant in a wide range of theological and literary texts from the first century CE, and that by the early Middle Ages avarice headed the list of vices for authors aiming to convert others from pagan materialism to Christian spirituality. Download (pdf, . 7 Mb) Donate Read. Epub FB2 mobi txt RTF. Converted file can differ from the original

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New York: Cambridge University Press. Professor Newhauser begins his study by setting up two principles

New York: Cambridge University Press. Professor Newhauser begins his study by setting up two principles. First, concern with avaritia was not the late medieval by-product of a burgeoning money economy, but reflected an ancient and long-lasting preoccupation, as much with "the forcefulness of yearning" as with "the object of desire" (p. xii). As the author puts it later, "the broad contours of avarice's definition" were "clearly products of late antique culture" (p. 95). Second, "the pressures of asceticism asserted a transformative power on the definition of the vice throughout the.

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In this full-length study of the early history of greed Richard Newhauser challenges the traditional view that avarice only became a dominant sin with the rise of a money economy. He shows that avaritia, the sin of greed for possessions, was dominant in a wide range of theological and literary texts from the first century CE, and that by the early Middle Ages avarice headed the list of vices for authors aiming to convert others from pagan materialism to Christian spirituality.

The Early History of Greed: The Sin of Avarice in Early Medieval Thought and Literature (Cambridge Studies in Medieval Literature) epub download

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