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Published: 26 October 2006

268 Pages


ISBN: 9780195307917

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Asceticism and Its Critics

Historical Accounts and Comparative Perspectives

Edited by Oliver Freiberger

AAR Religion, Culture, and History

  • First book-length study on the criticism of asceticism
  • Innovative approach that focuses on the criticism of asceticism rather than the practice of asceticism
  • Original essays that break new ground in their respective fields
  • Comparative analysis, including Eastern and Western religions

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