The Resource Holy Men and Hunger Artists : Fasting and Asceticism in Rabbinic Culture, (electronic resource)

Holy Men and Hunger Artists : Fasting and Asceticism in Rabbinic Culture, (electronic resource)

Label
Holy Men and Hunger Artists : Fasting and Asceticism in Rabbinic Culture
Title
Holy Men and Hunger Artists
Title remainder
Fasting and Asceticism in Rabbinic Culture
Creator
Language
eng
Summary
The existence of ascetic elements within rabbinic Judaism have been either overlooked or denied. Showing that rabbinic asceticism do exist, this book also notes that this asceticism dovetails with the rabbinic theology of sin and punishment, which encourages delaying gratification in this world in the hopes of a greater reward in the next
Cataloging source
NCLN
Dewey number
296.7
Index
no index present
LC call number
  • BM496.9.A82D53 2003
  • BM496.9.A68 D53 2003eb
  • BM496.9.A68D53 2003
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Label
Holy Men and Hunger Artists : Fasting and Asceticism in Rabbinic Culture, (electronic resource)
Publication
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • net
Color
mixed
Contents
Introduction; 1. "What Will Become of Torah?": The Ascetic Discipline of Torah Study; 2. "The Principal Remains for the Next World": Delayed Gratification and Avoidance of Pleasure in Rabbinic Thought; 3. Qedusa and Perisut: The Language of Rabbinic Asceticism; 4. The Asceticism of Fasting; 5. Saint or Sinner? Rabbinic Attitudes toward Fasting and Asceticism in Palestine and Babylonia in Late Antiquity; Conclusion--Rabbinic Asceticism: Alternative, Not Aberration; Abbreviations; Editions of Rabbinic Works Cited; Notes; Bibliography; Index of Primary Sources; General Index
Control code
000050261105
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (239 p.)
Isbn
9780195350258
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b27874667
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)827900458
  • oso0195137507

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