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The Making of the Self

The Making of the Self

Ancient and Modern Asceticism

by Richard Valantasis
Paperback
Publication Date: 25/09/2008
  $49.50
A leading scholar of ascetical studies, Richard Valantasis explores a variety of ascetical traditions ranging from the Greco-Roman philosophy of Musonius Rufus, the asceticism found in the Nag Hammadi Library and in certain Gnostic texts, the Gospel of Thomas, and other early Christian texts. This collection gathers historical and theoretical essays develop a theory of asceticism that informs the analysis of historical texts and opens the way for postmodern ascetical studies. Wide-ranging in historical scope and in developing theory, these essays address asceticism for scholar and student alike. The theory will be of particular interest to those interested in cultural theory and analysis, while the historical essays provide the researcher with easy access to a significant corpus of academic writing on asceticism.
ISBN:
9780227172810
9780227172810
Category:
Religious life & practice
Format:
Paperback
Publication Date:
25-09-2008
Language:
English
Publisher:
James Clarke & Co Ltd
Country of origin:
United Kingdom
Pages:
336
Dimensions (mm):
229x153x20mm
Weight:
0.49kg

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