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Asceticism and society in crisis

John of Ephesus and the Lives of the Eastern saints

by Susan Ashbrook Harvey

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Published by University of California Press in Berkeley .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Middle East
    • Subjects:
    • John, Bishop of Ephesus, ca. 507-586,
    • Christian saints -- Cult -- History of doctrines -- Middle Ages, 600-1500,
    • Christian saints -- Middle East -- Biography -- History and criticism,
    • Jacobites (Syrian Christians) -- Biography,
    • Asceticism -- History -- Early church, ca. 30-600,
    • Christian hagiography -- History -- To 1500,
    • Monophysites -- Middle East -- History

    • Edition Notes

      StatementSusan Ashbrook Harvey.
      SeriesThe Transformation of the classical heritage ;, 18
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsBR65.J7653 L5834 1990
      The Physical Object
      Paginationxvi, 226 p. :
      Number of Pages226
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL2186739M
      ISBN 100520065239
      LC Control Number89004822

        Denunciation replaces debate. And euphemistic catchwords like choice, reproductive rights, contraceptive access clot the lifeblood of a society that degrades and denies human dignity. If earnestness and gravity are how we must carry ourselves into battle, then the virtue of asceticism describes the ground on which we fight.   After Asceticism draws the connection between the ancient ideas about sex, prayer, and spiritual friendship with modern scientific research on the biology of fasting and the psychology of hope. It warns, however, that as society becomes more deeply immersed in pagan sexuality, the Catholic Church will remain mired in sexual crisis absent a Author: The Linacre Institute.

      Asceticism, (from Greek askeō: “to exercise,” or “to train”), the practice of the denial of physical or psychological desires in order to attain a spiritual ideal or goal. Hardly any religion has been without at least traces or some features of asceticism. The origins of asceticism lie in man’s. The church at Colossae was under intense pressure from the society around it. Heresy was making inroads into the church. Forms of gnosticism, asceticism, and sophistry were popular in the city.. Gnosticism combined ideas from Greek philosophy, oriental mysticism, and Christianity - a classic example of syncretism, combining elements of different religions.

      Economy and Society is a book by political economist and sociologist Max Weber, published posthumously in Germany in by his wife ide The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism, it is considered to be one of Weber's most important ely broad in scope, the book covers numerous themes including religion, economics, politics, public administration, and . asceticism (əsĕt`ĭsĭzəm), rejection of bodily pleasures through sustained self-denial and self-mortification, with the objective of strengthening spiritual cism has been common in most major world religions, including Buddhism, Hinduism, Islam, Judaism, and Christianity: all of these have special ascetic cults or ascetic ideals.


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War, bubonic plague, famine, collective hysteria, and religious persecution were a part of daily life and the background against which asceticism developed an acute meaning for a beleaguered populace.

Taking the work of John of Ephesus as her guide, Harvey explores the relationship between asceticism and society in the sixth-century Byzantine East. Asceticism and Society in Crisis: John of Ephesus and The Lives of the Eastern Saints (Transformation of the Classical Heritage) First Edition by Susan Ashbrook Harvey (Author) › Visit Amazon's Susan Asceticism and society in crisis book Harvey Page.

Find all the books, read about the author, and more. Cited by: Asceticism and Society in Crisis: John of Ephesus and The Lives of the Eastern Saints (Transformation of the Classical Heritage) [Harvey, Susan Ashbrook] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Asceticism and Society in Crisis: John of Ephesus and The Lives of the Eastern Saints (Transformation of the Classical Heritage)Cited by: The practice of asceticism, in the East as well as the West, arose out of the attempt to control the unruly body through denial and sometimes punishment.

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University of California Press,pp. Publication Date: May 4, Other Editions of. John of Ephesus: Asceticism and Society. The playing out of the ascetic's role in which John and his subjects participated was not an innovative process.

They bore witness to the authority of tradition; at the same time, they molded their inheritance to fit the immediacy of their own day.

But, as in the case of women, the reaction was a. Asceticism (/ ə ˈ s ɛ t ɪ s ɪ z əm /; from the Greek: ἄσκησις áskesis, "exercise, training") is a lifestyle characterized by abstinence from sensual pleasures, often for the purpose of pursuing spiritual cs may withdraw from the world for their practices or continue to be part of their society, but typically adopt a frugal lifestyle, characterised by the renunciation.

It was at this point that Amida's inhabitants were caught up in an acute crisis of circumstance, affecting local ascetic practice and its place in local urban society.

The Sixth Century: The Setting To read the Syrian chroniclers on the beginning of the sixth century is to see that they expected the worst: the turn of the century had hardly. Asceticism and Society in Crisis: John of Ephesus and the Lives of the Eastern Saints by Susan Ashbrook Harvey available in Trade Paperback onalso read synopsis and reviews.

John of Ephesus traveled throughout the sixth-century Byzantine world in his role as monk, Author: Susan Ashbrook Harvey. War, bubonic plague, famine, collective hysteria, and religious persecution were a part of daily life and the background against which asceticism developed an acute meaning for a beleaguered populace.

Taking the work of John of Ephesus as her guide, Harvey explores the relationship between asceticism and society in the sixth-century Byzantine : Susan Ashbrook Harvey.

Asceticism -- History -- Early church, ca. Subject: Christian hagiography -- History -- To Subject: Monophysites -- Middle East -- History: Call number: BRJ L Other copies: Look for editions of this book at your library, or elsewhere. Get this from a library. Asceticism and society in crisis: John of Ephesus and the Lives of the Eastern saints.

[Susan Ashbrook Harvey] -- John of Ephesus traveled throughout the sixth-century Byzantine world in his role as monk, missionary, writer and church leader. In his major work, The lives of the Eastern saints, he recorded Asceticism and Society in Crisis: John of Ephesus and The Lives of the Eastern Saints (Transformation of the Classical Heritage) Susan Ashbrook Harvey John of Ephesus traveled throughout the sixth-century Byzantine world in his role as monk, missionary, writer and church leader.

But as the Reformation dawned on society, asceticism seemed lost for good. However, it would be a terrible inaccuracy to believe that the Reformation buried the ascetical life forever 2. In fact, it could be argued that asceticism is flourishing, in ways never before seen.

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to the crisis of their times with a fresh development of the ascetic ideal in the direction of social responsibility and public service. Their involvement in society is the primary theme of Asceticism and Society in Crisis.

Over much of its course the book would have benefitted academ ically—though admittedly to the detriment of the.The New Asceticism was an extremely enjoyable and illuminating read, though the final chapter left me wishing for more definite conclusions.

Throughout the book Coakley addresses two gender-related issues facing the church from her program of ascetic, contemplative prayer/5.