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The Garb of BeingEmbodiment and the Pursuit of Holiness in Late Ancient Christianity$
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Georgia Frank, Susan Holman, and Andrew Jacobs

Print publication date: 2019

Print ISBN-13: 9780823287024

Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: May 2020

DOI: 10.5422/fordham/9780823287024.001.0001

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Dangling Bodies, Robes of Glory: The Garb of Embodiment in Ancient Christianity

(p.1) Introduction
The Garb of Being

Georgia Frank

Susan R. Holman

Andrew S. Jacobs

Fordham University Press

This essay surveys the many ways that embodiment shaped religious identity in late antiquity, drawing on the metaphor of garb: transformative, expressive, transcendent, interpretive and interpreted. This introductory chapter also provides a summary and overview of the essays in the book.

Keywords:   asceticism, bodies—theology, clothing—cultural studies, late antiquity

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