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Asceticism and society

Susan Ashbrook Harvey

Asceticism and society

a study in John of Ephesus" "Lives of the Eastern Saints".

by Susan Ashbrook Harvey

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Published by University of Birmingham in Birmingham .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • John, -- Bishop of Ephesus, -- ca. 507-586.

  • Edition Notes

    Thesis (Ph.D.) - University of Birmingham, Centre for Byzantine Studies.

    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL13802686M

    Saldarini, Anthony J. “Asceticism and the Gospel of Matthew.” In Asceticism and the New Testament. Edited by Leif E. Vaage and Vincent L. Wimbush, 11– New York: Routledge, E-mail Citation» The first eight pages of the book form a valuable discussion of different definitions of asceticism as used by other scholars. Valantasis. Asceticism of the Mind: Forms of Attention and Self-Transformation in Late Antique Monasticism by Inbar Graiver is a brilliant study dedicated to the theme of self-formation in late antique gh it deals with demonology, the monastic self,and spiritual exercises as elements implicit to the ascetic discipline, at the book’s core is the mental exercise of attention as a.

    But asceticism did once have a positive meaning in the Christian tradition, and I should like to contribute to the word's rehabilitation by considering the place of asceticism in what C. S. Lewis called mere Christianity, for it is my thesis that the merest of Christians must be ascetic. The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalismundoubtedly ranks as one of the most renowned, and controversial, works of modern social science.

    But as the Reformation dawned on society, asceticism seemed lost for good. However, it would be a terrible inaccuracy to believe that the Reformation buried the ascetical life forever 2. In fact, it could be argued that asceticism is flourishing, in ways never before seen. Asceticism and Society in Crisis by Susan Ashbrook Harvey, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide.


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Taking the work of John of Ephesus as her guide, Harvey explores the relationship between asceticism and society in the sixth-century Byzantine East. Concerned above all with the responsibility of the ascetic to lay society, John's writing narrates his experiences in the villages of the Syrian Orient, the deserts of Egypt, and the imperial city of by: Asceticism and Power in South and Southeast Asia (Royal Asiatic Society Books) by Peter Flügel (Editor), Gustaaf Houtman (Editor).

Taking the work of John of Ephesus as her guide, Harvey explores the relationship between asceticism and society in the sixth-century Byzantine East. Concerned above all with the responsibility of the ascetic to lay society, John's writing narrates his experiences in the villages of the Syrian Orient, the deserts of Egypt, and the imperial city of Constantinople.

The Paperback of the Asceticism and Society in Crisis: John of Ephesus and The Lives of the Eastern Saints by Susan Ashbrook Harvey at Barnes & : Susan Ashbrook Harvey. Taking the work of John of Ephesus as her guide, Harvey explores the relationship between asceticism and society in the sixth-century Byzantine East.

Concerned above all with the responsibility of the ascetic to lay society, John's writing narrates his experiences in the villages of the Syrian Orient, the deserts of Egypt, and the imperial city of Constantinople.

Offering a sweeping view of Asceticism and society book elusive and controversial aspect of religious Asceticism and society book and culture, Asceticism looks at the ascetic impulse from a unique vantage point. Cross-cultural, cross-religious, and multidisciplinary in nature, these essays provide a broad historical and comparative perspective on asceticism--a subject rarely studied outside the context of individual religious traditions.5/5(1).

The book demonstrates that examining the critics of asceticism helps understand better the complexity of religious traditions and their cultural contexts.

The comparative analysis, moreover, shows that the criticism of asceticism reflects a religious worldview as significant and widespread in the history of religions as asceticism itself is.

Asceticism. From meditation and fasting to celibacy and anchoritism, the ascetic impulse has been an enduring and complex phenomenon throughout history. Offering a sweeping view of this elusive and controversial aspect of religious life and culture, Asceticism looks at the ascetic impulse from a unique vantage point.4/5(1).

Based on exhaustive research into both primary and secondary sources, Schools of Asceticism is a bold and original book that bridges the disciplines of comparative historical and theoretical sociology, medieval history, and religious studies. In this concluding chapter the results of the study is gathered and related to the questions posed in chapter one.

For Isaac asceticism is a way to respond to existential questions. Asceticism functions by using the body to transform one's personality and communicate this difference to the world, and the way the body is used shows that contrary to popular opinion ascetics are deeply aware of.

The roots of what came to be known as Sufism can be traced back to ascetic and pietistic circles within the umma in its first two centuries. Recommend this book Email your librarian or administrator to recommend adding this book to your organisation's collection.

In the second case, asceticism was the sacrifice offered out of love to Jesus. Asceticism in Modern Spirituality While it’s true that asceticism – like many aspects of faith and human life – was abused at times in Church history, the legacy of asceticism is that of making saints. And it still has that power today in your own spiritual life.

Asceticism is, in fact, the "constant practice of good works." These works consist of love of God, love of neighbor, and any other works that show we are trying to love God and neighbor.

All of this information is spelled out in the introduction of the book, The Asceticism can be a scary word to laity/5. Brown discusses Tertullian, Valentinus, Clement of Alexandria, Origen, Constantine, the Desert Fathers, Jerome, Ambrose, and Augustine, among others, and considers asceticism and society in the Eastern Empire, martyrdom and prophecy, gnostic spiritual guidance, promiscuity among the men and women of the church, monks and marriage in Egypt, the ascetic life of women in fourth-century Jerusalem, and Reviews: Asceticism -- History -- Early church, ca.

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Filed under: Asceticism -- History -- Early church, ca. Asceticism and Society in Crisis: John of Ephesus and The Lives of the Eastern Saints (Berkeley: University of California Press, ), by Susan Ashbrook Harvey (HTML at UC Press) On Contempt for the World, by Eucherius of Lyon, trans.

by Henry Vaughan (multiple formats at CCEL). This book is a must for historians of monasticism and late antiquity, Egyptologists, religious studies teachers interested in spirituality, papyrologists, and anyone in the general public fascinated by the growth and development of religious communities." Richard Valantasis, St.

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Publication Date: May 4, Other Editions of. Christopher Adair-Toteff, in International Encyclopedia of the Social & Behavioral Sciences (Second Edition), Asceticism is the practice of self-discipline, self-denial, or self-restraint in order to achieve a certain goal. This goal can be a physical one, but more often it is a spiritual one.

The term ‘asceticism’ was used originally to refer to ancient Greek athletes who practiced. The ideals of asceticism: an essay in the comparative study of religion, (London, Society for promoting Christian Knowledge; New York & Toronto, The Macmillan co., ), by Oscar Hardman (page images at HathiTrust; US access only) PreÌ cis de theÌ ologie asceÌ tique et mystique.

Much attention has been devoted in recent years to Christian asceticism in Late Antiquity. But Christianity did not introduce asceticism to the ancient world.

An underlying theme of this fascinating study of pagan asceticism is that much of the work on Christian &"holy men&" has ignored earlier manifestations of asceticism in Antiquity and the way Roman society confronted it.

The book demonstrates that examining the critics of asceticism helps understand better the complexity of religious traditions and their cultural contexts. The comparative analysis, moreover, shows that the criticism of asceticism reflects a religious worldview as significant and widespread in the history of religions as asceticism itself is.Asceticism has been historically observed in many religious traditions, including Buddhism, Jainism, Hinduism, Christianity, and Judaism.

Contemporary mainstream Islam practices asceticism in the form of fasting during Ramadan by abstaining from all sensual pleasures, including food .