By John Ferguson

This publication reports the pilgrimage of the traditional global in its look for ethical fact. After a short exam of the values which ruled Homeric society and the following aristocracies, the valuable element of the publication is an account and research of the ethical principles which illuminated the Greek, Roman and Hebrew worlds in the course of the classical interval. the amount discusses the cardinal virtues, where of friendship, Plato’s love, philanthropia and the ethical insights of the Jewish prophets and to that end examines Christian love.

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