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Ascetic Self: Subjectivity, Memory and Tradition (Gavin Flood) Paperback Book, (Cambridge University Press, 2005) 9780521604017
Ascetic Self: Subjectivity, Memory and Tradition (Gavin Flood) Paperback Book, (Cambridge University Press, 2005) 9780521604017
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Title: Ascetic Self: Subjectivity, Memory and Tradition

Author: Flood, Gavin

Publisher: Cambridge University Press; Publication Date: 2005

Paperback; ISBN: 9780521604017

Volumes: 1; Pages: 302

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Focusing on Christianity, Buddhism and Hinduism, this book argues that asceticism must be understood within the boundaries of tradition. It exemplifies a completely new paradigm for comparative religion which seeks to avoid a problematic universalism on the one hand and an area-specific relativism on the other. The volume's original contribution to methodology will be influential in the future development of comparative religious studies.Contents1. Setting the parametersPart I. The Ascetic Self in Text and History2. The asceticism of work: Simone Weil3. The asceticism of action: The Bhagavad-gita and Yoga-sutras4. The asceticism of action: Tantra5. The asceticism of the Middle Way6. The asceticism of the desert7. The asceticism of love and wisdomPart II. Theorising the Ascetic Self8. The ritual construction of the ascetic self9. Modernity and the ascetic self.
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