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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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Introduction

Introduction

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

Chapter:
(p.1) Introduction
Source:
The Garb of Being
Author(s):

Georgia Frank

Susan R. Holman

Andrew S. Jacobs

Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:10.5422/fordham/9780823287024.003.0001

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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