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Holy Fools in Byzantium and Beyond

Holy Fools in Byzantium and Beyond( )
Author: Ivanov, Sergey A.
Series title:Oxford Studies in Byzantium Ser.
ISBN:978-1-280-90569-8
Publication Date:Jan 2006
Publisher:Oxford University Press
Book Format:Ebook
List Price:USD $159.22
Book Description:

There are saints in Orthodox Christian culture who overturn the conventional concept of sainthood. Their conduct may be unruly and salacious, they may blaspheme and even kill - yet, mysteriously, those around them treat them with even more reverence. Such saints are called 'holy fools'. In this pioneering study Sergey A. Ivanov examines the phenomenon of holy foolery from a cultural standpoint. He identifies its prerequisites and its development in religious thought, and traces the...
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Pages:479



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