Thorns in the Flesh: Illness and Sanctity in Late Ancient Christianity ePub (Adobe DRM) download by Andrew Crislip

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

University of Pennsylvania Press
Publication date: October 2012
ISBN: 9780812207200
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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.

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