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Holy men and hunger artists [electronic resource] : fasting and asceticism in rabbinic culture / Eliezer Diamond.

Author/Creator:
Diamond, Eliezer.
Publication:
Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2004.
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (239 p.)
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Subjects:
Asceticism in rabbinical literature.
Fasting -- Religious aspects -- Judaism.
Rabbinical literature -- History and criticism.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Language:
English
Summary:
The existence of ascetic elements within rabbinic Judaism has generally been either overlooked or actually denied. This is in part because asceticism is not commonly identified with celibacy, whereas the rabbis emphasized sexuality as a positive good. In addition, argues Eliezer Diamond, it serves the theological agendas of both Jewish and Christian scholars to characterise Judaism as non- or anti-ascetic. In fact, however, Diamond shows that rabbinic asceticism does indeed exist. This asceticism is secondary, rather than primary, in that the rabbis place no value on self-denial in and of itse
Contents:
EF; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; Q; R; S; T; U; V; W; Y; Z
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Includes bibliographical references (p. [209]-222) and indexes.
Description based on print version record.
ISBN:
0-19-535025-1
1-4237-5752-1
1-280-47375-4
OCLC:
476025313