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This collection explores how the body became a touchstone for late antique religious practice and imagination. When we read the stories and testimonies of late ancient Christians, what different types of bodies stand before us? How do we understand the range of bodily experiences—solitary and social, private and public—that clothed ancient Christians? How can bodily experience help us explore matters of gender, religious identity, class, and ethnicity? The Garb of Being investigates these questions through stories from the Eastern Christian world of antiquity: monks and martyrs, families and congregations, and textual bodies.

Contributors include S. Abrams Rebillard, T. Arentzen, S. P. Brock, R. S. Falcasantos , C. M. Furey, S. H. Griffith, R. Krawiec, B. McNary-Zak, J.-N. Mellon Saint-Laurent, C. T. Schroeder, A. P. Urbano, F. M. Young

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page, Copyright, Dedication
  2. pp. i-vi
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. vii-x
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  1. List of Abbreviations
  2. pp. xi-xiv
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  1. Introduction. Dangling Bodies, Robes of Glory: The Garb of Embodiment in Ancient Christianity
  2. Georgia Frank, Susan R. Holman, and Andrew S. Jacobs
  3. pp. 1-12
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  1. PART I: Making Bodies
  1. Body and Soul: Union in Creation, Reunion at Resurrection
  2. Frances Young
  3. pp. 15-34
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  1. Jesus’s Dazzling Garments: Origen’s Exegesis of the Transfiguration in the Commentary on Matthew
  2. Arthur P. Urbano
  3. pp. 35-56
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  1. Conversing with Clothes: Germanos and Mary’s Belt
  2. Thomas Arentzen
  3. pp. 57-76
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  1. PART II: Performing Bodies
  1. “Denominationalism” in Fourth-Century Syria: Readings in Saint Ephraem’s Hymns against Heresies, Madrāshê 22–24
  2. Sidney H. Griffith
  3. pp. 79-100
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  1. A School for the Soul: John Chrysostom on Mimēsis and the Force of Ritual Habit
  2. Rebecca Stephens Falcasantos
  3. pp. 101-123
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  1. A Question of Character: The “Labor of Composition” as “Preventative Medicine” in Theodoret of Cyrrhus’s Religious History
  2. Rebecca Krawiec
  3. pp. 124-144
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  1. “I Want to Be Alone”: Ascetic Celebrity and the Splendid Isolation of Simeon Stylites
  2. Andrew S. Jacobs
  3. pp. 145-168
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  1. Crowds and Collective Affect in Romanos’s Biblical Retellings
  2. Georgia Frank
  3. pp. 169-190
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  1. Christian Legend in Medieval Iraq: Siblings, Sacrifice, and Sanctity in Behnam and Sarah
  2. Jeanne-Nicole Mellon Saint-Laurent
  3. pp. 191-218
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  1. PART III: Scripting Bodies
  1. Five Women Martyrs: From Persia to Crete
  2. Sebastian Brock
  3. pp. 221-233
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  1. Gregory of Nazianzus’s Poetic Ascetic Aesthetic
  2. Suzanne Abrams Rebillard
  3. pp. 234-262
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  1. Eclipsed in Exile: In Defense of Athanasius and the Ethiopians
  2. Bernadette McNary-Zak
  3. pp. 263-275
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  1. Sacred Bonds: Religion, Relationships, and the Art of Pedagogy
  2. Constance M. Furey
  3. pp. 276-293
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  1. “And Yet the Books”: Patristics in the Footnotes
  2. Susan R. Holman
  3. pp. 294-317
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  1. Cultural Heritage Preservation and Canon Formation: What Syriac and Coptic Can Teach Us about the Historiography of the Digital Humanities
  2. Caroline T. Schroeder
  3. pp. 318-346
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  1. Bibliography
  2. pp. 347-390
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  1. List of Contributors
  2. pp. 391-396
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 397-412
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780823287048
MARC Record
OCLC
1121294108
Pages
348
Launched on MUSE
2020-01-18
Language
English
Open Access
No
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