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Vic George

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9781847427069

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781847427069.001.0001

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Early Christianity

Early Christianity

St Augustine (354–430), St Francis (1182–1226) and St Thomas Aquinas (1225–74)

(p.41) Three Early Christianity
Major thinkers in welfare

Vic George

Policy Press

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

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