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By Richard Finn

ISBN-10: 0521681545

ISBN-13: 9780521681544

ISBN-10: 0521862817

ISBN-13: 9780521862813

Asceticism deploys abstention, self-discipline, and self-denial, to reserve oneself or a neighborhood when it comes to the divine. either its practices and the cultural beliefs they expressed have been very important to pagans, Jews, Christians of other forms, and Manichees. Richard Finn provides for the 1st time a mixed examine of the main ascetic traditions, which were formerly misunderstood by way of being studied individually. He examines how humans abstained from meals, drink, sexual family, sleep, and wealth; what they intended by way of their behaviour; and the way they inspired others within the Graeco-Roman international. in contrast historical past, the booklet charts the increase of monasticism in Egypt, Asia Minor, Syria, and North Africa, assessing the an important position performed through the third-century exegete, Origen, and asks why monasticism built so variously in several regions.

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