Leif E. Vaage, Vincent L. Wimbush's Asceticism and the New Testament PDF

By Leif E. Vaage, Vincent L. Wimbush

ISBN-10: 0203904303

ISBN-13: 9780203904305

ISBN-10: 0415921953

ISBN-13: 9780415921954

ISBN-10: 0415921961

ISBN-13: 9780415921961

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These differences, I will suggest, are related to differences between the social location of the Markan author and its first audience, a marginal group within a hostile dominant society, and the social location of the Desert 30 Mary Ann Tolbert Fathers and other cenobitic enthusiasts some three hundred years later, the often privileged and learned denizens of dominant parties within late antique society. Before beginning my textual analysis, however, I must deal with a prior and vexing issue that problematizes all discussions of asceticism, namely, how is asceticism itself to be defined?

Ibid, 452. Francis, Subversive Virtue: Asceticism and Authority in the Second-Century Pagan World (University Park: Pennsylvania State University Press, 1995), 11, 32–33. Ibid, 11–19. Ibid, 28–33. Betz, Sermon on the Mount, 146. See note 20. Derrett reads later theology and interests back into Matthew, but the interpretive trajectory of Matthew in some later Christian groups is clear. Valantasis, “Constructions of Power,” 779–80. Cited in Kaelber, “Asceticism,” 441. 2 Asceticism and Mark’s Gospel Mary Ann Tolbert INTRODUCTION When viewed through the lens of later Christian asceticism, the Gospel of Mark presents something of a conundrum.

These differences, I will suggest, are related to differences between the social location of the Markan author and its first audience, a marginal group within a hostile dominant society, and the social location of the Desert 30 Mary Ann Tolbert Fathers and other cenobitic enthusiasts some three hundred years later, the often privileged and learned denizens of dominant parties within late antique society. Before beginning my textual analysis, however, I must deal with a prior and vexing issue that problematizes all discussions of asceticism, namely, how is asceticism itself to be defined?

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