Thorns in the Flesh: Illness and Sanctity in Late Ancient Christianity

Thorns in the Flesh: Illness and Sanctity in Late Ancient Christianity

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In Thorns in the Flesh, Andrew Crislip explores late ancient Christian reflections on the meaning and value of illness in ascetic practice. Overturning earlier assumptions about early Christian theology of illness, he reveals illness to be a persistent and controversial concern in early Christian debates about sanctity and asceticism.


Book Details  


Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press (September 06, 2012)

Collection: Divinations: Rereading Late Ancient Religion

Format: EPUB

Page count: 248 pages

Protection: DRM

Language: English


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