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by David Jasper

eBook The Sacred Body: Asceticism in Religion, Literature, Art, and Culture (Studies in Christianity and Literature) epub
  • ISBN: 160258141X
  • Author: David Jasper
  • Genre: Other
  • Subcategory: Humanities
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Baylor University Press (August 1, 2009)
  • Pages: 260 pages
  • ePUB size: 1185 kb
  • FB2 size 1766 kb
  • Formats azw lit mobi lrf


The functional significance of asceticism in the current study involved resisting societal norms that conflicted with one's training goals, as well as promoting personal growth. While the examination of ascetic lifestyles has received little attention in modernized Western culture (Twigg, 2011), theologians and religious scholars often view asceticism as a means of facilitating spiritual growth and overcoming internal barriers (Jasper, 2009).

The Sacred Body book. Continuing the work began in The Sacred Desert, David Jasper here turns his attention to the body, seeking a profound understanding of what it means to be in the flesh.

The Sacred Body: Asceticism in Religion, Literature, Art, and Culture (Studies in Christianity . If that Godhead is an absolute nothingness, it is a truly actual nothingness, and most actual for us in that desert which is here so powerfully and so comprehensively evoked.

The Sacred Body: Asceticism in Religion, Literature, Art, and Culture (Studies in Christianity and Literature). Between Truth and Fiction: A Narrative Reader in Literature and Theology. Thomas Altizer, Professor Emeritus of Religious Studies at the State University of New York and Stony Brook. The Sacred Desert provides a journey into the innermost core of the self-where the soul stands alone before an unknown God, who is both darkness and light.

Part of the Studies in Christianity and Literature Series). Continuing the work began in "The Sacred Desert," David Jasper here turns his attention to the body, seeking a profound understanding of what it means to be in the flesh.

David Jasper's work The Sacred Body, in its exploration of the lives of these very men and women, plays a similar purifying role as liturgical writing, as prayer fulfilled within the body politic, and, not least, as a singular work o. .

David Jasper's work The Sacred Body, in its exploration of the lives of these very men and women, plays a similar purifying role as liturgical writing, as prayer fulfilled within the body politic, and, not least, as a singular work of deep theological reflection. The Sacred Body: Asceticism in Religion, Literature, Art, and Culture. oceedings{Jasper2009TheSB, title {The Sacred Body: Asceticism in Religion, Literature, Art, and Culture}, author {David Jasper}, year {2009} }. David Jasper.

Includes bibliographical references (p. 189-199) and index.

The Literature of the Desert, I: Travelers and Poets. In this sense, The Sacred Desert is a book of religious thought. 70. The Literature of the Desert, II: Novelists. I have been privileged to host David Jasper for a semester as an Ida Cordelia Beam Distinguished Visiting Professor at the University of Iowa, where he had the students read the primary texts with which he enters into his hermeneutical conversations.

asceticism in religion, literature, art and culture. Includes bibliographical references and index. Studies in Christianity and literature - 4. Published 2009 by Baylor University Press in Waco, TX. Written in English. Classifications.

Christianity and Classical culture. Literature and art of the Dark Ages. As a result, Christianity in the latter part of the 20th century found itself forced to enter into a factual discussion with non-Christian religions. The early liturgy, the calendar, and the arts. The alliance between church and empire. Missions and monasticism. The Photian schism and the great East-West schism. There has also been a general transformation of religious consciousness in the West since the middle of the 19th century. Until about 1900, intimate knowledge of non-Western world religions was still the privilege of a few specialists.

Continuing the work began in The Sacred Desert, David Jasper here turns his attention to the body, seeking a profound understanding of what it means to be in the flesh. A deeply autobiographical journey through disparate written texts (in literature, philosophy, theology and religion), art, and cinema, The Sacred Body rigorously and artfully pursues the body of the Christian tradition of "the Word made flesh"--a body torn and crucified, resurrected, and divinized, embracing both deep suffering and profound joy. Engaging ascetic traditions that began among fourth-century desert monastics, as well as George Herbert, Simone Weil, Meister Eckhart, James Joyce and others, David Jasper once again provides a bold, learned, and original theological exploration.

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