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By Françoise Mirguet

during this e-book, Françoise Mirguet lines the appropriation and reinterpretation of pity by means of Greek-speaking Jewish groups of overdue Antiquity. Pity and compassion, during this corpus, comprised a hybrid of Hebrew, Greek, and Roman structures; reckoning on the texts, they have been a spontaneous feeling, a convention, a advantage, or a principle of the Mosaic legislation. The requirement to think in case you undergo sustained the id of the Jewish minority, either developing continuity with its traditions and emulating dominant discourses. Mirguet's e-book might be of curiosity to students of early Judaism and Christianity for its sensitivity to the position of emotions and mind's eye within the shaping of identification. a huge contribution to the historical past of feelings, it explores the position of the emotional mind's eye in the context of Roman imperialism. It additionally contributes to realizing how compassion has end up so hugely valued in Western cultures.

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