Abstract

This article analyses - from an historical and philosophical approach - the establishment of the corruption as an ofense or reprehensible behavior by the thinkers of the Medieval Age. Accordingly, due to the relevance which during that centuries depicted the Christianity, it will examine the thought of certains scholars that - nowadays - are considered as fathers of the Church. Nevertheless, this writing also will stop in another historical and political aspects, in order to contextualize and facilitate the understanding of the analysis, because the thought of a specific moment is indissoluble to its appended circumstances. Finally, it will observe how the proposed solutions will not differ from the proposals offered by the contemporary societies, because the more prominent ideas - in the matter - have their origin in the Greek culture, where the medieval philosophical thought has been leant on irretrievably.


 


Keywords: Corruption; Crime; Philosophy; Medieval Age; Christianity.