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The Asceticism of Isaac of Nineveh
The ascetic tracts of 7th century writer Isaac of Nineveh (Isaac the Syrian) provide a wealth of material to better understand early Christian asceticism. By focusing on the role of the body in various ascetic techniques, such as fasting, vigils and prayer, as well as on the way the ascetic relates to the society a picture of asceticism as political activity emerges. For I ...more
Hardcover, 254 pages
Published December 1st 2010 by Oxford University Press, USA
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