Fullness of Life: Historical Foundations for a New Asceticism

Fullness of Life: Historical Foundations for a New Asceticism

by Margaret R. Miles

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Overview

Margaret Miles here explores Christianity's understandings of the human body in the past and presents new concepts for the future. An enlightening investigation into how the body has been perceived through the ages, Fullness of Life offers surprising conclusions that historic Christian authors from Ignatius of Antioch to Thomas Aquinas, far from viewing the body in a negative way, have been overwhelmingly affirmative. Providing the basis for a greater appreciation of the human body as the focus of life and salvation, this unique work sheds a new light on what it means to be fully alive and fully human in the Christian tradition.

Margart R. Miles was formerly Bussey Professor of Historical Theology at the Harvard University Divinity School. She is the author of Augustine on the Body, Image as Insight, and Carnal Knowing.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781597527521
Publisher: Wipf & Stock Publishers
Publication date: 06/28/2006
Pages: 194
Product dimensions: (w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

About the Author

Margart R. Miles was formerly Bussey Professor of Historical Theology at the Harvard University Divinity School. She is the author of Augustine on the Body, Image as Insight, and Carnal Knowing.

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