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9780199213139

Contextualizing Cassian Aristocrats, Asceticism, and Reformation in Fifth-Century Gaul

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    9780199213139

  • ISBN10:

    0199213135

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2008-04-15
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press

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Summary

Richard J. Goodrich examines the attempt by the fifth-century ascetic writer John Cassian to influence and shape the development of Western monasticism. Goodrich's close analysis of Cassian's earliest work (The Institutes) focuses on his interaction with the values and preconceptions of atraditional Roman elite, as well as his engagement with contemporary writers. By placing The Institutes in context, Goodrich demonstrates just how revolutionary this foundational work was for its time and milieu.

Author Biography


Richard J. Goodrich is a Research Fellow in the Department of Classics and Ancient History, University of Bristol.

Table of Contents

Introduction
The World of Gallic Asceticism
Experientia vs. Gallic Inexperience
Experientia vs. Other Builders
Instituta as Independent Authority
Renuntiatio and the 'Rhetoric of Renunciation'Conclusion
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