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Contemptus mundi (contempt for the world) is an expression that captures rather poignantly the complex of attitudes, behaviors and rhetorics associated with groups that were part of many different cultures of Greco-Roman antiquity and beyond. An examination of some of the late ancient evidence and the methodological issues involved will afford me the opportunity to engage an aspect of the issues raised by Bloom and may provide a different perspective on American culture.
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Wimbush, Vincent L. “Contemptus Mundi—Redux: The Politics of an Ancient Rhetorics and Worldview,” in Power, Powerlessness, and the Divine: New Inquiries in Bible and Theology, ed. Cynthia L. Rigby (Atlanta: Scholars Press, 1997), 263–80.