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Published by Oxford University Press, USA .
Written in English


Edition Notes

ContributionsVincent L. Wimbush (Editor), Richard Valantasis (Editor)
The Physical Object
Number of Pages672
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL7390014M
ISBN 100195151380
ISBN 109780195151381


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Asceticism is organized around four major themes that cut across religious traditions: origins and meanings of asceticism, which explores the motivations and impulses behind ascetic behaviors; hermeneutics of asceticism, which looks at texts and rhetorics and their presuppositions; aesthetics of asceticism, which documents responses evoked by ascetic impulses and practices, as well as the arts of ascetic practices themselves; and politics of asceticism 4/5(1).

“ Read from a distant star, the majuscule script of our earthly existence would perhaps lead to the conclusion that the earth was the distinctively ascetic planet, a nook of disgruntled, arrogant creatures filled with a profound disgust with themselves, at the earth, at all life, who inflict as much pain on themselves as they possibly can out of pleasure in inflicting pain which is probably.

Ascetic practices are a common feature of religion in Japan, practiced by different religious traditions. This book looks at these ascetic practices in an inter-sectarian and inter-doctrinal fashion, in order to highlight the underlying themes common to all forms of asceticism.

Since the sexual revolution in the 's, asceticism has definitely fallen out of vogue in western Europe and North America, but in this small and readable book, Tito Colliander makes it clear why and how we should take up the "path of the acscetic"/5(37). asceticism (əsĕt´ĬsĬzəm), rejection of bodily pleasures through sustained self-denial and self-mortification, with the objective of strengthening spiritual cism has been common in most major world religions, including Buddhism, Hinduism, Islam, Judaism, and Christianity: all of these have special ascetic cults or ascetic ideals.

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.

Asceticism may have been perfected in the sands of the desert, but it is demanded Drawing on the Eastern Orthodox tradition of asceticism and integrating it with recent Western thought on liturgy, David W. Fagerberg examines the interaction between the two and presents a powerful argument that asceticism is necessary for understanding liturgy /5.

Asceticism book. Read 2 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. From meditation and fasting to celibacy and anchoritism, the ascetic impu /5. Athanasius and Asceticism book. Read reviews from world’s largest community for readers.

It is often assumed that early Christian asceticism drew its fol 4/5. Fasting is a good safeguard for the soul, a steadfast companion for the body, a weapon for the valiant, and a gymnasium for athletes.

Fasting repels temptations, anoints unto piety; it is the comrade of watchfulness and the artificer of chastity. In war it fights bravely, in. The book of Paradise, being the histories and sayings of the monks and ascetics of the Egyptian desert by Palladius, Hieronymus and others.

The Syriac texts, according to the recension of ʻAnân-Îshôʻ of Bêth ʻÂbhê, (London, Printed for Lady. The only comprehensive reference work on asceticism with a multicultural, multireligious, and multidisciplinary perspective, Asceticism offers a model not only for an understanding of a most important dimension of religious life, but also for future interdisciplinary study in general.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title/5(10). 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.

Cross-cultural, cross-religious, and multidisciplinary in nature. Asceticism, (from Greek askeō: “to exercise,” or “to train”), the practice of the denial of physical or psychological desires in order to attain a spiritual ideal or goal.

Hardly any religion has been without at least traces or some features of asceticism. The origins of asceticism lie in man’s. Asceticism from the Greek askesis, which means practice, bodily exercise, and more especially, athletic early Christians adopted it to signify the practice of spiritual things, or spiritual exercises performed for the purpose of acquiring habits of virtue.

A summary of Chapter 5 - Asceticism and the Spirit of Capitalism in Max Weber's The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism. Learn exactly what happened in this chapter, scene, or section of The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism and what it means.

Perfect for acing essays, tests, and quizzes, as well as for writing lesson plans. The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism (German: Die protestantische Ethik und der Geist des Kapitalismus) is a book written by Max Weber, a German sociologist, economist, and as a series of essays, the original German text was composed in andand was translated into English for the first time by American sociologist Talcott Parsons in Author: Max Weber.

Numerous discussions about the importance of asceticism and debates about the superiorty and imperative different forms of renunciation can be found in these and other genres of literature of Eastern and Western religious traditions.

This book contains 42 detailed essays rom numerous scholars on various aspects of : 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.

Cross-cultural, cross-religious, and. Ascetical theology is the organized study or presentation of spiritual teachings found in Christian Scripture and the Church Fathers that help the faithful to more perfectly follow Christ and attain to Christian perfection.

[citation needed] Christian asceticism is. 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.

This book presents for the first time a combined study of ancient ascetic traditions, which have been previously misunderstood by being studied separately.

Christian asceticism revisited Author:. 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. 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.

Asceticism - Ebook written by Vincent L. Wimbush, Richard Valantasis. Read this book using Google Play Books app on your PC, android, iOS devices. Download for offline reading, highlight, bookmark or take notes while you read Asceticism.

Asceticism is usually associated with monks, priests and yogis. The voluntary Nazarite vow could be seen as a mild form of asceticism. People of the Old Testament who took the vow consecrated themselves to God and refrained from drinking wine and cutting their hair (Numbers ).

R ome’s Desert Fathers and mystic “saints” practiced extreme asceticism. Many doubtless put themselves into an early grave. Hildegard’s “strict practices of fasting and self-punishment, resulted in a lifetime of health problems and migraine headaches” (Talbot, The Way of the Mystics, p.

55).John of the Cross so abused his body that, according to the Catholic. 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. 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, this book examines the ascetic impulse. War, bubonic plague, famine, collective hysteria, and religious persecution were a part of daily life and the background against which asceticism developed an acute meaning for a beleaguered populace.

Taking the work of John of Ephesus as her guide, Harvey explores the relationship between asceticism and society in the sixth-century Byzantine East.

The ascetic impulse in religious life / Elizabeth A. Clark --The battle for the body in Manichaean asceticism / Jason Beduhn --The allegorization of gender / Verna E.F. Harrison --Shame and sex in late antique Judaism / Michael L.

Satlow --A theory of the social function of asceticism / Richard Valantasis --Psychophysiological and comparative. Asceticism Edited by Vincent L. Wimbush and Richard Valantasis. The only comprehensive reference work on asceticism with a multicultural, multireligious, and multidisciplinary perspective, Asceticism offers a sweeping view of an elusive and controversial aspect of religious life and culture.

Providing a broad historical and comparative perspective. In this powerful and original book, David Fagerberg takes this development a stage further. By exploring Christian asceticism, mostly using Orthodox sources, he introduces another dimension, essential if liturgical theology is to be fully assimilated in the lives of Christians."—Andrew Louth, professor emeritus of patristic and Byzantine Brand: The Catholic University of America Press.

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 is a term derived from the Greek verb ἀσκέω, meaning "to practise strenuously," "to exercise." Athletes were therefore said to go through ascetic training, and to be ascetics.

In this usage the twofold application—to the mode of living and the results attained—which marks the later theological implication of the term is clearly discernible.

Asceticism. likes. Pursuing contemplative ideals and practices with severe self discipline, avoiding indulgence, physical pleasure and material satisfaction in the name of ers: elite. This article also discusses the history of ascetic practices and their place in ancient philosophy, especially in Platonism and Stoic thought.

The major contribution of the article is to suggest demons and demonology as the link between city and desert asceticism and to discuss the social function of ascetic lifestyle and practices. This is really The book to read for the ascetic mind.

The writters - all specialists in their own field - explore the ideas and practices of asceticism all around the world. A big book, to be read slowly, as any philosophical work must be read to be well understood.

I personnaly really enjoyed this reading.5/5(1).ISBN: OCLC Number: Notes: Essays originally presented at an international conference on the ascetic dimension in religious life and culture, held at Union Theological Seminary in New York, Aug.The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism ‘Max Weber is the one undisputed canonical figure in contemporary sociology.’ The Times Higher Education Supplement ‘Weber’s essay is certainly one of the most fruitful examinations of the relations between religion and social theory which has appeared, and I desire to.