x

Our Privacy Policy has changed. By using this site, you agree to the Privacy Policy.

Asceticism

ISBN-10: 0195151380
ISBN-13: 9780195151381
Edition: 2002
List price: $73.00 Buy it from $64.10
This item qualifies for FREE shipping

*A minimum purchase of $35 is required. Shipping is provided via FedEx SmartPost® and FedEx Express Saver®. Average delivery time is 1 – 5 business days, but is not guaranteed in that timeframe. Also allow 1 - 2 days for processing. Free shipping is eligible only in the continental United States and excludes Hawaii, Alaska and Puerto Rico. FedEx service marks used by permission."Marketplace" orders are not eligible for free or discounted shipping.

30 day, 100% satisfaction guarantee

If an item you ordered from TextbookRush does not meet your expectations due to an error on our part, simply fill out a return request and then return it by mail within 30 days of ordering it for a full refund of item cost.

Learn more about our returns policy

Description: 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  More...

New Starting from $64.10
what's this?
Rush Rewards U
Members Receive:
coins
coins
You have reached 400 XP and carrot coins. That is the daily max!

Study Briefs

Limited time offer: Get the first one free! (?)

All the information you need in one place! Each Study Brief is a summary of one specific subject; facts, figures, and explanations to help you learn faster.

Add to cart
Study Briefs
Periodic Table Online content $4.95 $1.99
Add to cart
Study Briefs
Business Ethics Online content $4.95 $1.99
Add to cart
Study Briefs
Business Law Online content $4.95 $1.99

Customers also bought

Loading
Loading
Loading
Loading
Loading
Loading
Loading
Loading
Loading
Loading

Book details

List price: $73.00
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 5/23/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 672
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 2.750

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, these essays provide a broad historical and comparative perspective on asceticism--a subject rarelystudied outside the context of individual religious traditions. The work represents the input of more than forty preeminent scholars in a wide range of fields and disciplines, and analyzes asceticism from antiquity to the present in European, Near Eastern, African, Asian, and North American settings. 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, which analyzes the powerdynamics of asceticism, especially as regards gender, cultural, and ethnic differences. Critical responses to the major papers ensure the focus upon the themes and unify the discussion. Two general addresses on broad philosophical and historical-interpretive issues suggest the importance of the subject ofasceticism for wide-ranging but serious cultural-critical discussions. An Appendix, Ascetica Miscellanea, includes six short papers on provocative topics not related to the four major themes, and a panel discussion on the practices and meanings of asceticism in contemporary religious life and culture. A selected bibliography and an index are also included. 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.

Foreword
Acknowledgments
Contributors
Introduction
The Way of the Ascetics: Negative or Affirmative?
The Howl of Oedipus, the Cry of Heloise: From Asceticism to Postmodern Ethics
Women and Asceticism in Late Antiquity: The Refusal of Status and Gender
Christian Asceticism and the Emergence of the Monastic Tradition
Asceticism and Mysticism in Late Antiquity and the Early Middle Ages
Practical, Theoretical, and Cultural Tracings in Late Ancient Asceticism: Response to the Three Preceding Papers
Rejecting the Body, Refining the Body: Some Remarks on the Development of Platonist Asceticism
Primitive Christianity as an Ascetic Movement
Tibetan Buddhist Perspectives on Asceticism
Trajectories of Ascetic Behavior: Response to the Three Preceding Papers
Asceticism and Anthropology: Enkrateia and "Double Creation" in Early Christianity
Ascetic Closure and the End of Antiquity
Pain, Power, and Personhood: Ascetic Behavior in the Ancient Mediterranean
Asceticism - Audience and Resistance: Response to the Three Preceding Papers
Deconstruction of the Body in Indian Asceticism
Ascetic Moods in Greek and Latin Literature
Asceticism in the Church of Syria: The Hermeneutics of Early Syrian Monasticism
Ascetic Moods, Hermeneutics, and Bodily Deconstruction: Response to the Three Preceding Papers
The Founding of the New Laura
Dreaming the Body: An Aesthetics of Asceticism
Mirabai as Wife and Yogi
Understanding Asceticism - Testing a Typology: Response to the Three Preceding Papers
The Significance of Food in Hebraic-African Thought and the Role of Fasting in the Ethiopian Church
Simeon the New Theologian: An Ascetical Theology for Middle-Byzantine Monks
Asceticism and the Compensations of Art
Sensuality and Mysticism - The Islamic Tradition: Response to the Three Preceding Papers
Asceticism and the Moral Good: A Tale of Two Pleasures
Gender and Uses of the Ascetic in an Islamist Text
Maximus the Confessor on the Affections in Historical Perspective
Toward a Politics of Asceticism: Response to the Three Preceding Papers
Renunciation and Gender Issues in the Sri Vaisnava Community
Body Politic among the Brides of Christ: Paul and the Origins of Christian Sexual Renunciation
Athanasius of Alexandria and the Ascetic Movement of His Time
The Politics of Piety: Response to the Three Preceding Papers
The Ascetic Impulse in Religious Life: A General Response
The Battle for the Body in Manichaean Asceticism
The Allegorization of Gender: Plato and Philo on Spiritual Childbearing
Shame and Sex in Late Antique Judaism
A Theory of the Social Function of Asceticism
Psychophysiological and Comparative Analysis of Ascetico-Meditational Discipline: Toward a New Theory of Asceticism
Flagellation and the French Counter-Reformation: Asceticism, Social Discipline, and the Evolution of a Penitential Culture
Practices and Meanings of Asceticism in Contemporary Religious Life and Culture: A Panel Discussion
Selected Bibliography
Index

×
Free shipping on orders over $35*

*A minimum purchase of $35 is required. Shipping is provided via FedEx SmartPost® and FedEx Express Saver®. Average delivery time is 1 – 5 business days, but is not guaranteed in that timeframe. Also allow 1 - 2 days for processing. Free shipping is eligible only in the continental United States and excludes Hawaii, Alaska and Puerto Rico. FedEx service marks used by permission."Marketplace" orders are not eligible for free or discounted shipping.

Learn more about the TextbookRush Marketplace.

×