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Ascetic Behavior in Greco-Roman Antiquity / Edition 1

Ascetic Behavior in Greco-Roman Antiquity / Edition 1

by Vincent L. Wimbush


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In presenting a selection of twenty-eight texts in translation with introductory essays, Vincent L. Wimbush and his co-authors have produced the first book on asceticism that does full justice to the varieties of ascetic behavior in the Greco-Roman world. The texts, representative of different religious cults, philosophical schools, and geographical locations, are organized by literary genre into five parts that give a fascinating overview of the ascetic tradition.

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ISBN-13: 9780800631055
Publisher: Bloomsbury
Publication date: 09/28/1998
Series: Studies in Antiquity & Christianity Series
Pages: 544
Product dimensions: 6.51(w) x 9.34(h) x 1.60(d)

About the Author

Vincent L. Wimbush is Professor of Religion at Claremont Graduate University. He is the author of Paul the Worldly Ascetic; editor of Ascetic Behavior in Greco-Roman Antiquity: A Sourcebook; Discursive Formations, Ascetic Piety, and The Interpretation of Early Christian Literature; and co-editor of Asceticism.

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