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Carlin A. Barton and Daniel Boyarin

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9780823271191

Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: May 2017

DOI: 10.5422/fordham/9780823271191.001.0001

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Segregated by a Perfect Fear

Segregated by a Perfect Fear

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(p.60) Four Segregated by a Perfect Fear
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Imagine No Religion
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Carlin A. Barton

Daniel Boyarin

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Fordham University Press
DOI:10.5422/fordham/9780823271191.003.0005

This chapter addresses Tertullian’s strategies of thought in dealing with the complex hierarchical—and fearful—Roman Empire; it addresses the reasons why he, like Cicero, rejects the inner balancing systems and inhibitions of religio and embraces, instead, the extremes of fear that will, if taken far enough, be experienced as fearlessness.

Keywords:   compassion, conscientia, disciplina, fear, fides, misericordia, metus, pietas, pity, pudor, shame, timor

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