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An Early History of Compassion: Emotion and Imagination in by Françoise Mirguet

By Françoise Mirguet

during this ebook, Françoise Mirguet lines the appropriation and reinterpretation of pity by way of Greek-speaking Jewish groups of overdue Antiquity. Pity and compassion, during this corpus, comprised a hybrid of Hebrew, Greek, and Roman structures; looking on the texts, they have been a spontaneous feeling, a convention, a advantage, or a principle of the Mosaic legislations. The requirement to believe if you happen to endure sustained the id of the Jewish minority, either developing continuity with its traditions and emulating dominant discourses. Mirguet's ebook should be of curiosity to students of early Judaism and Christianity for its sensitivity to the function of emotions and mind's eye within the shaping of identification. a huge contribution to the heritage of feelings, it explores the function of the emotional mind's eye in the context of Roman imperialism. It additionally contributes to knowing how compassion has turn out to be so hugely valued in Western cultures.

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