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The Ascetic Self

Subjectivity, Memory and Tradition

by Gavin Flood

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Published by Cambridge University Press .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Comparative Religion,
  • Religious life & practice,
  • Religion - World Religions,
  • Education,
  • Religion,
  • Religion / General,
  • Comparative studies,
  • Asceticism,
  • Psychology

  • The Physical Object
    FormatHardcover
    Number of Pages302
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL7766281M
    ISBN 100521843383
    ISBN 109780521843386

    In this bold interdisciplinary work, Geoffrey Galt Harpham argues that asceticism has played a major role in shaping Western ideas of the body, writing, ethics, and aesthetics. He suggests that we consider the ascetic as "the ’cultural’ element in culture," and presents a close analysis of works by Athanasius, Augustine, Matthias, Grünewald, Nietzsche, Foucault, and other thinkers as. Gavin Flood, in his excellent new volume, The Ascetic Self, answers these questions with the thesis that asceticism is “the internalization of tradition, the shaping of the narrative of a life in accordance with the narrative of tradition that might be seen as the performance of the memory of tradition” (p. ix).

      Among the questions that have attracted my attention during my theological career thus far, nothing has struck me more forcibly than the possibility of asceticism existing in the modern world. Modern asceticism initially appears an absurdity. A non. Using as a premise the ascetic idea that the sensual world is transitory and illusory, Siddhartha attempts to void his self and thus void with it all the torments of the senses. He resolves that if he can let the self die, then something deeper than the self will surface — that is, Being.

    Saint Mark the Ascetic: The Spiritual Law - Photo Saint Paisios of Mount Athos: his most dire Saint Mark the Ascetic: Every vice leads in the end Saint John of the Ladder on sleep, prayer, and Saint Mark the Ascetic: self-justification and Koliva: Definition and the Miracle of Saint Theodor. Ascetical Theology. Self-Denial is the second means which ascetics teaches us we have an ascetic instruction for novices in his book entitled "De exterioris et interioris hominis compositione". He leads the reader along the three well-known ways, purgative, illuminative, and unitive, purposing to make the reader a spiritual man.


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Book Description. Asceticism, the idea of giving up sense pleasures for a spiritual goal, is practised in many religions. This book focuses on Christianity, Buddhism and Hinduism, and argues that asceticism must be understood within the boundaries of by: The Ascetic Self: Subjectivity, Memory and Tradition.

Focusing on Christianity, Buddhism and Hinduism, this book argues that asceticism must be understood within the boundaries of tradition/5. Focusing on Christianity, Buddhism and Hinduism, this book argues that asceticism must be understood within the boundaries of tradition.

It exemplifies a completely new paradigm for comparative religion which seeks to avoid a problematic universalism on the one hand and an area-specific relativism on the : Cambridge University Press.

This book is about the ascetic self in the scriptural religions of Christianity, Buddhism and Hinduism. The author claims that asceticism can be understood as the internalisation of tradition, the shaping of the narrative of a life in accordance with the narrative of tradition that might be seen as the performance of the memory of tradition.

While women also practiced asceticism, the literature of asceticism, written primarily by men, is filled with images equating the temptations of the body with women and the female body. Instead of The Ascetic Self book the changing body as part of the self, asceticism attempted to deny it.

He who secretly mingles his own wishes with obedience is an adulterer, as the Book of Proverbs indicates (cf.

Prov. ); and because of his stupidity he suffers pain and dishonor. Just as water and fire cannot be combined, so self-justification The Ascetic Self book humility exclude one another.

He who seeks forgiveness of his sins loves humility, but if he condemns another he seals his own wickedness.

In this book, Colliander has given us an antidote for that which poisons the soul as he calls us away from the life of self to the true life that comes from a sincere relationship with the Triune God.

It is a book that I will cherish and read again and again, probably each Lent/5(37). Buy The Ascetic Self: Subjectivity, Memory and Tradition 1st Edition by Gavin Flood (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders.5/5(2).

The ascetic priest serves the purpose of altering the direction of the ressentiment, by persuading the masses that they themselves, and no one else, are to blame for their suffering.

This renders them harmless, promotes their self-discipline, and by organizing them into a. Request PDF | The ascetic self: Subjectivity, memory and tradition | Focusing on Christianity, Buddhism and Hinduism, this book argues that asceticism must be understood within the boundaries of Author: Gavin Flood.

Description Sites of the Ascetic Self reconsiders contemporary debates about ethics and subjectivity in an extended engagement with the works of fifth-century ascetic, John Cassian (ca. –ca. ), whose stories of extreme asceticism and transformative religious experience by desert elders helped to establish Christian monastic forms of life.

The ascetic sees life as a flow of the body towards death, and attempts to reverse this flow of body and time, not to deny it but to, in effect, buy time to understand it, discipline it, and transform and transcend the meaning of this flow. Asceticism: Self-Abuse or Means of Transformation ascetic discipline.

Self-interested consumerism is an inversion of authentic asceticism. in his recent book Spirituality, Diversion and Decadence, argues convincingly, that, Spiritual regimens should be enlisted for the sake of one's own spiritual well-being, but also File Size: KB.

This book is about the ascetic self in the scriptural religions of Christianity, Buddhism and Hinduism. The author claims that asceticism can be understood as the internalisation of tradition, the shaping of the narrative of a life in accordance with the narrative of tradition that might be seen as the performance of the memory of n: Sites of the Ascetic Self John Cassian and Christian Ethical Formation.

by Niki Kasumi Clements. Published: May Through this entire struggle and self-torture, we have also made ourselves "sick," and it is no wonder that we find the ascetic ideal springing up everywhere. Though it may seem to deny life, the ascetic ideal is supremely life affirming, as it says "yes" to life in the face of hardship and sickness.

Home / Library / Orthodox Christianity & Theology / Way of the Ascetics Way of the Ascetics By Tito Colliander Introduction The "Way of the Ascetics" is an introduction to the narrow way that leads to life. It is a simple yet profound exposition of the spiritual life taught by File Size: 2MB.

Asceticism, giving up sensual pleasures for a spiritual goal, is practised in many religions. This book focuses on Christianity, Buddhism and Hinduism, and argues that asceticism must be understood within its tradition.

The book provides a paradigm for comparative religion which will influence the development of the entire field.

This book is about the ascetic self in the scriptural religions of Chris- tianity, Buddhism and Hinduism. The author claims that asceticism can be understood as the internalisation of tradition, the shaping of.

Richard Finn OP “Asceticism in the Graeco-Roman World” (Key Themes in Ancient History) [Cambridge University Press, ] “Asceticism deploys abstention, self-control, and self-denial, to order oneself or a community in relation to the divine.

Both its practices and the cultural ideals they expressed were important to pagans, Jews, Christians of different kinds, and Manichees.

Asceticism in one of its most intense forms can be found in one of the oldest religions, known as m encourages fasting, yoga practices, meditation in difficult postures, and other austerities.

[20] According to Jains, one's highest goal should be moksha (i.e., liberation from samsara, the cycle of birth and rebirth).For this, a soul has to be without attachment or self-indulgence.The Ascetic Lives of Mothers: A Prayer Book for Orthodox Moms; The Ascetic Lives of Mothers: A Prayer Book for Orthodox Moms.

$ The Ascetic Lives of Mothers: A Prayer Book for Orthodox Moms She is a bread baker, candy maker, self -proclaimed doula, avid tea drinker, and a normal mom working out her salvation with fear and trembling.Description: This book is about the ascetic self in the scriptural religions of Christianity, Buddhism and Hinduism.