History, Society, Church
- Blanchard, W. Scott.
Petrarch and the Genealogy
- Brock, S.P.
Early Syrian Asceticism.
- Brown, Peter.
The Rise and Function of the
Holy Man in Late Antiquity.
- Casiday, Augustine.
Church Fathers and the
shaping of Orthodox Theology.
- Castelli, Elizabeth A.
Mortifying the Body, Curing the Soul: BEyond Ascetic Dualism in
the Life of Saint Syncletica.
- Clark, Elizabeth
A. Theory and Practice
in Late Ancient Asceticism: Jerome, Chrysostom, and Augustine.
- Cosgrove, William.
Asceticism in Christian
- Chryssavgis, John.
The Spiritual Way.
- Daly, Gabriel.
Prayer and Asceticism.
- Deems, Mervin Monroe.
The Place of Asceticism in the
Stabilization of the Church.
- Frankfurter, David T.M.
Stylites and Phallobates:
Pillar Religions in Late Antique Syria.
- Frazee, Charles A.
Anatolian Asceticism in the
Fourth Century: Eustathios of Sebastea and Basil of Caesarea
- Hammond, Phillip E. (Review)
Innerwordly Asceticism and
American Foreign Policy: A Review Essay
- Harrison, Nonna Verna.
human person as image and likeness of God.
- Harvey, S. Ashbrook.
The Sense of a Stylite:
Perspectives on Simeon the Elder.
- Hinze, Bradford E.
and the Demands of Dialogue.
- Kennedy, Hugh.
From Polis to Madina: Urban
Change in Late Antiquity and Early Islamic Syria.
- Kelhoffer, James A.
Ascetic Practices and Biblical Interpretation.
- McNeill, John T.
Asceticism versus Militarism in
the Middle Ages.
- Partridge, Loren.
Discourse of Asceticism in
Bertjoja's Room of Penitence In The Villa Farnese at Caprarola
- Perrin, Michel-Yves.
The Limits of the
Heresiological Ethos in Late Antiquity.
- Sawyer, Erin.
Masculinity, Desire, and Asceticism in Augustine.
- Schachner, Lukas Amadeus.
The Archeology of the
- Stark, Rodney.
Upper Class Asceticism: Social
Origins of Ascetic Movements and Medieval Saints.
- Thurston, Herbert.
Stylites or Pillar-Saints.
- Valantasis, Richard.
Devils, Fishermen: The Asceticism of "Authoritative Teaching" in
the Context of Roman Asceticism.
- Verdier, Philippe.
A Medallion of Saint Symeon
- Vogue, Adalbert de.
The Meeting of
Benedict and Scholastica: An Interpretation.
- Yearley, Lee H.
The Ascetic Grounds of
Goodness: William James's Case for Virtue of Voluntary Poverty.
Fasting, Medical and Psychological
- Baird, Julian.
Swinburne, Sade, and Blake: The
- Banks, Caroline Giles.
There is No Fat in Heaven:
Religious Asceticism and the Meaning of Anorexia Nervosa.
- Corrington, Gail.
Anorexia, Asceticism, and
Autonomy: Self-Control as Liberation and Transcendence.
- Lee, Vernon.
Tolstoy as Prophet: Notes on the
Psychology of Asceticism.
- Lester, Rebecca J.
Embodied Voices: Women's Food
Asceticism and the Negotiation of Identity.
- Sobosan, Jeffrey G.
and the Function of Authority.
Islam and Eastern
About This Site
the Greek root word for asketes, which is the root for
askesis, which translates into English as asceticism.
The ancient Greeks used askesis to describe those who engaged in a
strict and disciplined practice. Over time the ascetic came to
mean a person who chose to live abstaining from the physical
pleasures of the world in a quest for a higher
spiritual experience. Asceticism exists in virtually
all world religions, some schools of philosophy, as well as in
the secular world in various forms.
This site is interested in
exploring why some people choose to suffer while most pursue
pleasure and seek to avoid pain. This site explores
asceticism, martyrdom, penance and psychic masochism in spirituality
and secularism. This site will be updated weekly with new
articles, links, and hopefully grow in time. I am also hopeful
that the forum will become active and full of vibrant, analytical,
discussion. This site does not promote a particular faith or
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