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By Halvor Moxnes

The relatives is a topical factor for experiences of the traditional global. relatives, loved ones and kinship have various connotations in antiquity from their sleek ones. This quantity expands that dialogue to enquire the early Christian kin buildings in the greater Graeco-Roman context.
Particular emphasis is given to how relations metaphors, similar to 'brotherhood' functionality to explain kinfolk in early Christian groups. Asceticism and the rejection of sexuality are thought of within the context of Christian buildings of the relations. Moxnes' quantity offers a complete and well timed addition to the learn of familial and social buildings within the Early Christian global, in an effort to definitely stimulate extra debate.

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