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The Oxford Companion to Irish History (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2007
Subject:
History, Regional and National History
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415 words

Until the mid‐18th century the provision of charity was largely restricted to private almsgiving. Increasingly, however, organized charity became more ...

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Encyclopedia of the Middle Ages

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Current Version:
2005
Subject:
History, Early history (500 CE to 1500)
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485 words

The first centuries of the Middle Ages followed the teaching of the Fathers on charity. The works of St Augustine ...

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The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Reformation

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2005
Subject:
History, modern history (1700 to 1945), Religion
Length:
1,321 words

In its comprehensive sense, charity is for the medieval church the principle of Christian spirituality. The concept of charity includes ...

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