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Jerome, Asceticism, and the Roman Aristocracy, ad 340–410

John R. Curran

in Pagan City and Christian Capital: Rome in the Fourth Century

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199254200
eISBN:
9780191715150
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199254200.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Religions

This chapter attempts to restore the ascetics of Rome of their broader social context. By doing so, one gains a fuller picture of upper-class Christianity in Rome; an understanding of the degree of ... More


Christian Asceticism and Sexual Nonconformity

James E. Crimmins

in Secular Utilitarianism: Social Science and the Critique of Religion in the Thought of Jeremy Bentham

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198277415
eISBN:
9780191684173
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198277415.003.0012
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Though laced with a liberal amount of Benthamic irony and dogmatically argued throughout, the Analysis and Not Paul, but Jesus are undeserving of the neglect which has traditionally been their due. ... More


The Value of Lightness

Simona Giordano

in Understanding Eating Disorders: Conceptual and Ethical Issues in the Treatment of Anorexia and Bulimia Nervosa

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780199269747
eISBN:
9780191603129
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199269742.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Lightness and fasting are often associated with positive feelings and with beauty. Arts, music, and literature testify the value that is attached to lightness in Western culture. Lightness and food ... More


Introduction: Ancient Greek Sexual Blueprints for Social Order

Kathy L. Gaca

in The Making of Fornication: Eros, Ethics, and Political Reform in Greek Philosophy and Early Christianity

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520235991
eISBN:
9780520929463
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520235991.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

This book aims to resolve an important philosophical and historical problem about the making of sexual morality in Western culture. There are three main reasons why many scholars emphasize apparent ... More


The Making of a Christian Writer

in The Monk and the Book: Jerome and the Making of Christian Scholarship

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226899008
eISBN:
9780226899022
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226899022.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

This chapter examines Jerome's earliest attempts to describe himself as a scholar and an adherent of Christian asceticism. Jerome appears in the literary record as a young Latin ascetic resident in ... More


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