Abstract

Shame and sanctity are intimately related in ancient "lives" of Jewish sages and Christian ascetics. Infinitely other, saints (from Eliezer to Eulalia) are also infinitely seductive in the audacity of their willful abjection. Drawing desire beyond law, hagiography evokes "not ethics alone," but "le saint, la sainteté du saint" (Levinas).

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Additional Information

ISSN
1931-0234
Print ISSN
0014-0767
Pages
pp. 6-20
Launched on MUSE
2010-03-26
Open Access
No
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