Lives of Simeon Stylites

ISBN-10: 0879075120
ISBN-13: 9780879075125
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Description: In the flood of christian ascetics who left the world to seek God alone, Simeon chose a novel withdrawal. He mounted a pillar and remained there the rest of his life. To him came supplicants with al kinds of problems: personal anguish, sickness and  More...

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Book details

List price: $16.95
Publisher: Cistercian Publications, Incorporated
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 241
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.880
Language: English

In the flood of christian ascetics who left the world to seek God alone, Simeon chose a novel withdrawal. He mounted a pillar and remained there the rest of his life. To him came supplicants with al kinds of problems: personal anguish, sickness and pain, infertility, sin, and social transgression. Public issues were mediated at his shrine and slaves manumitted. Three views of the Stylite in three lives.

René Girard is the Andrew B. Hammond Professor Emeritus of French Civilization at Stanford University and a member of the Académie française. He is the author of over fifteen books, includingThings Hidden Since the Foundation of the World(Stanford, 1987), andOedipus Unbound: Selected Writings on Rivalry and Desire(Stanford, 2004). Robert Doran is Assistant Professor of French at Middlebury College.

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