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THE INDWELLING SPIRIT OF CHRIST AND SOCIAL TRANSFORMATION: THE CASE OF A LATE ANTIQUE SYRIAC CHRISTIAN COMMUNITY : Bernadette McNary-Zak

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Mystics Quarterly EARLY SYRIAC CHRISTIAN ASCETICISM While allChristianasceticscultivatedrenunciationofmaterialpossessions andfixedabode, severanceof familyties,assumptionof thesufferingof Jesus Christ, as well as dietary and sexual restrictions, many cultivated distinctemphases in theirascetic practice.The distinctiveemphasis of asceticbehavior intheSyriacChristiantraditionhas been thesubjectof a considerable body of scholarly study. Several features of this practice shouldbe recalledforthepurposeof thediscussionhere.As an acceptable, prescribedmode...

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