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Early Christianity

Vic George

in Major thinkers in welfare

Published by Policy Press

Published in print April 2010 | ISBN: 9781847427069
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781447302728 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1332/policypress/9781847427069.003.0003
Early Christianity

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This chapter covers the timeframe from the early period of Christianity, all the way to the years that immediately followed the Renaissance. The discussion is divided into four main sections: the New Testament and human welfare, St Augustine, St Francis, and St Thomas Aquinas. It is noted that this period was dominated by the ideas of churchmen, who viewed individuals and their problems using a Church perspective.

Keywords: early Christianity; Renaissance; New Testament; St Augustine; St Francis; St Thomas Aquinas; Church perspective; ideas of churchmen

Chapter.  9190 words. 

Subjects: Comparative and Historical Sociology

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