Limit search to available items
Book Cover
Author Harvey, Susan Ashbrook.

Title Asceticism and society in crisis : John of Ephesus and the Lives of the Eastern saints / Susan Ashbrook Harvey
Published Berkeley : University of California Press, [1990]
Online access available from:
ACLS Humanities E-Book    View Resource Record  


Description 1 online resource (xvi, 226 pages) : 1 map
Series The Transformation of the classical heritage ; 18
Transformation of the classical heritage ; 18
Contents Introduction: John's World -- "These Holy Images"': John of Ephesus and the Lives of the Eastern Saints --I "Let your Light so Shine Before Men": The Ascetic Vision -- Amida: The Measure of Madness -- Purpose and Places -- Spirituality and Accountability: Consequences of the Ascetic Vow -- Some Implications: The Case of Women -- John of Ephesus: Asceticism and Society
Notes Based on the author's thesis
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 199-218) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject John, Bishop of Ephesus, approximately 507-586. Lives of the Eastern saints.
Asceticism -- History -- Early church, ca. 30-600.
Christian saints -- Cult -- History of doctrines -- Middle Ages, 600-1500.
Christian saints -- Middle East -- Biography -- History and criticism.
Jacobites (Syrian Christians) -- Biography.
Monophysites -- Middle East -- History.
Genre/Form Biographies.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0520065239 (alk. paper)
0585139741 (electronic bk.)
9780520065239 (alk. paper)
9780585139746 (electronic bk.)
(alk. paper)