Item description for Nag Hammadi Deutsch (De Gruyter Texte) by Katharina Schwarz...
The author examines the historical context of instructions for the everyday conduct of prosperous Christians and the authors of these instruction manuals from 200 AD and links this examination with a study of attitudes towards the human body as revealed in the instructions. The volume shows how, far from denying the body, the standards relating to health display a legitimate concern for bodily well-being. At the same time, however, there is a fear of the body, which makes it necessary to keep it constantly under control. Key Features: - makes a contribution to the intensive research at present being conducted into the Second Sophistic - combines historical, philological, and theological methods and insights - of relevance for the history of medicine.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.45" Width: 6.54" Height: 1.26" Weight: 2.25 lbs.
Release Date Feb 28, 2007
Publisher Walter de Gruyter
ISBN 3110181924 ISBN13 9783110181920