Lecture M 4-20

Lecture M 4-20 - Lecture M 4/20 1 Appeal of monasticism o...

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Lecture M 4/20 1. Appeal of monasticism: o asceticism – focus on spiritual life vs materialism of empire Notion that pleasure is dangerous, Means of survival as a group If fulfilled a number or functions The origins, date back to the 3rd century when an 18 yr old boy, Anthony, heard gospel, "go sell what you possess and will have treasure in heaven" Out doing each other " spirit vs flesh"; crucify the flesh, harm the body, you are helping your soul Not washing became a way of piety; fasting for the 40 days of lent When people died, they preserved to the divine grace They warned that it might be a simple pride They welcomed the piety and devotion "divine grace" Revolution; rejection of the ??? Closed off martyrdom Asceticism was considered dying for your faith, it became conversely Joining the monastery was the legal Became a big proponent way of life; why it is better to not marry, and rather live a devotion to god
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