Schools of Asceticism: Ideology and Organization in Medieval Religious Communities

Schools of Asceticism: Ideology and Organization in Medieval Religious Communities

by Lutz Kaelber

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ISBN-13: 9780271028927
Publisher: Penn State University Press
Publication date: 03/02/2006
Pages: 288
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.75(d)

About the Author

Lutz Kaelber is Assistant Professor of Sociology at Lyndon State College in Vermont.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsvii
Introduction1
Part 1A Sociology of Medieval Religion: Weber, Troeltsch, and Beyond
1Medieval Religion and the Roots of Rationalism: Weber's Lacuna11
2Monastic Asceticism and the Secular Spheres59
3Magic, Religion, and the Development of Lay Asceticism101
Part 2Asceticism in Lay Religious Movements in the Middle Ages: Two Case Studies
4Other- and Inner-Worldly Asceticism in Medieval Waldensianism129
5Dualism and Asceticism in Catharism175
Conclusion225
Bibliography235
Index265

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