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    Title
    The making of the self : ancient and modern asceticism
    Author
    Valantasis, Richard, 1946-

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    Personal Author:
    Valantasis, Richard, 1946-
    Title:
    The making of the self : ancient and modern asceticism / Richard Valantasis.
    Publication info:
    Cambridge : James Clarke & Co., 2008.
    Physical description:
    xxi, 314 p. ; 23 cm.
    Content type:
    text
    Medium:
    unmediated
    Format:
    volume
    Bibliography note:
    Includes bibliographical references (p. 299-314).
    Contents:
    A theory of the social function of asceticism -- Constructions of power in asceticism -- Asceticism as a sacred marriage: Eastern and Western theories -- Asceticism or formation: theorizing asceticism after Nietzsche -- A theory of asceticism, revised -- Uncovering Adam's esoteric body -- Daemons and the perfecting of the monk's body -- Ascetical withdrawal and the second letter of Basil the Great -- Is the gospel of Thomas ascetical? -- Competing ascetic subjectivities in the letter to the Galatians -- Nag Hammadi and asceticism: theory and practice -- Demons, adversaries, devils, fisherman: the asceticism of Authoritative Teaching (NHL, VI, 3) in Roman perspective -- Musonius Rufus and Roman ascetical theory.
    Subject term:
    Asceticism.
    ISBN:
    9780227172810
    ISBN:
    0227172817

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