Asceticism and Its Critics
Historical Accounts and Comparative Perspectivesfreiberger oliver
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Editore: Oxford University Press
Scholars of religion have always been fascinated by asceticism. Scholars have often been overlooked, however, that in the history of religions ascetic beliefs and practices have also been strongly criticised, by followers of the same religious tradition as well as by outsiders. The respective sources provide sufficient evidence of such critical strands but surprisingly as yet no attempt has been made to analyse this criticism of asceticism systematically. This book is a first attempt of filling this gap. Ten studies present cases from both Asian and European traditions: classicaland medieval Hinduism, early and contemporary Buddhism in South and East Asia
Collana: AAR Cultural Criticism Series /An American Academy of Religion Book
Dimensioni: 234x156 mm.
Pagine Arabe: 268