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Insanity and Sanctity in Byzantium

The Ambiguity of Religious Experience

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$43.50 • £34.95 • €39.00

ISBN 9780674057616

Publication Date: 09/19/2016


272 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches


  • Prologue: Insanity and Religion
  • I. Sanctified Insanity: Between History and Psychology
    • 1. The Paradox That Inhabits Ambiguity
    • 2. Meanings of Insanity
  • II. Abnormality and Social Change: Early Christianity versus Rabbinic Judaism
    • 3. Abnormality and Social Change: Insanity and Martyrdom
    • 4. Socializing Nature: The Ascetic Totem
  • Epilogue: Psychology, Religion, and Social Change
  • Abbreviations
  • Notes
  • Bibliography
  • Acknowledgments
  • Index

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