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The Resource An early history of compassion : emotion and imagination in Hellenistic Judaism, Françoise Mirguet

An early history of compassion : emotion and imagination in Hellenistic Judaism, Françoise Mirguet

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An early history of compassion : emotion and imagination in Hellenistic Judaism
Title
An early history of compassion
Title remainder
emotion and imagination in Hellenistic Judaism
Statement of responsibility
Françoise Mirguet
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Language
eng
Summary
"In this book, Françoise Mirguet traces the appropriation and reinterpretation of pity by Greek-speaking Jewish communities of late antiquity. Pity - sometimes also understood as compassion - is, in the literature of these communities, a spontaneous and embodied feeling, a virtue to extend to all human beings, or a precept of the Mosaic law. The requirement to feel for those who suffer sustains the identity of the Jewish minority, both creating continuity with its traditions and emulating dominant discourses. Through compassion, Jewish communities shape their complex sense of belonging in the imperial environment. Mirguet's book will be of interest to scholars of early Judaism and Christianity for its sensitivity to the role of feelings and imagination in the shaping of identity. An important contribution to the history of emotions, the book explores how compassion has come to be so highly valued, and sometimes politicized, in Western cultures"--
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1980-
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Mirguet, Françoise
Dewey number
296.3/677
Index
index present
LC call number
BJ1286.C64
LC item number
M57 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Compassion
  • Judaism
  • Jews
  • Jewish literature
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An early history of compassion : emotion and imagination in Hellenistic Judaism, Françoise Mirguet
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 236-264) and indexes
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn986237275
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
viii, 271 pages
Isbn
9781107146266
Lccn
2017029159
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40027622710
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(OCoLC)986237275
Label
An early history of compassion : emotion and imagination in Hellenistic Judaism, Françoise Mirguet
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 236-264) and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn986237275
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
viii, 271 pages
Isbn
9781107146266
Lccn
2017029159
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40027622710
System control number
(OCoLC)986237275

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