Abstract

This essay discusses the differences between Christian and Roman thought during the Roman Empire. The Roman pagan practices of infanticide, mistreatment towards women, and slavery demonstrate the moral depravity of the Empire. However, Christianity introduced into history certain ideas about the dignity of human beings that had not been a part of pre-Christian thought.

Semester/Year of Award

Spring 5-5-2012

Mentor

Todd A. Gooch

Department/Professional Affiliation

Philosophy and Religion

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Degree Name

Honors Scholars

Department

Philosophy and Religion

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