Title

Asceticism

Document Type

Article

Department

Religion (CGU)

Publication Date

2004

Disciplines

Arts and Humanities | Practical Theology | Religion | Religious Thought, Theology and Philosophy of Religion

Abstract

Origen could not be a more profoundly influential--if not sometimes enigmatic--figure when considered in conjunction with the controversial and puzzling historical phenomenon that is now called "asceticism," the English term that is the usual (all too flat) translation of the astonishingly multivalent Greek term askesis.

Comments

“Asceticism,” from Westminster Handbook to Origen, ed. John Anthony McGuckin. © 2004 Westminster John Knox Press. Used by permission.

Rights Information

© 2004 Westminster John Knox

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