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The making of the self : ancient and modern asceticism

Author: Richard Valantasis
Publisher: Cambridge, U.K. : James Clarke & Co., 2008.
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A wide-ranging study of asceticism in the Roman and early Christian traditions, combining both historical and theoretical analysis.

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Valantasis, Richard, 1946-
Making of the self.
Cambridge, U.K. : James Clarke & Co., 2008
(OCoLC)244765705
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Valantasis
ISBN: 9780227903278 0227903277
OCLC Number: 707332314
Description: 1 online resource (xxi, 314 pages)
Contents: A theory of the social function of asceticism --
Constructions of power in asceticism --
Asceticism as a sacred marriage : eastern and western theories --
Asceticism or formation : theorizing asceticism after Nietzsche --
A theory of asceticism, revised --
Uncovering Adam's esoteric body --
Daemons and the perfecting of the monk's body --
Ascetical withdrawal and the second letter of Basil the Great --
Is the Gospel of Thomas ascetical? --
Competing ascetic subjectivities in the letter to the Galatians --
Nag Hammadi and asceticism : theory and practice --
Demons, adversaries, devils, fisherman : the asceticism of Authoritative Teaching (NHL, VI, 3) in Roman perspective --
Musonius Rufus and Roman ascetical theory.
Responsibility: Richard Valantasis.
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