Ascetic Culture Hardback
Essays in Honor of Philip Rousseau
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The volume begins with a discussion of Egyptian monastic reading programs and the circulation of texts, especially the hugely influential Life of Antony. A second group of essays engages the topic of disciplinary culture in ascetic spaces such as the monastery, the household, and the city. A third group focuses on the topic of imaginary landscapes and ascetic self-fashioning. Ascetic Culture concludes by surveying the scholarly study of asceticism over the last one hundred and fifty years, arguing that previous generations of scholars have regarded asceticism either as a product of the inner dynamism of early Christianity or as a distortion of its earliest aims. Together, the contributors recognise, reflect upon, and extend the themes explored in Rousseau's work on early Christianity's ascetic periphery-a region whose inhabitants reflect in various ways the aspirations of their religion, from the daily to the otherworldly.
Ascetic Culture was published by University of Notre Dame Press in October 2013. The ISBN for Ascetic Culture is 9780268033880.
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|Page last updated||30th August 2016|
|Publisher||University of Notre Dame Press (October 2013)|
|Number of Pages||432|