I. Religious Studies – II. Old Testament – III. New Testament – IV. Church History – V. Ethics – VI. Judaism – VII. Indian Religions
I. Religious Studies
1. Greece and Rome.
The term “asceticism,” the Western meaning of which was shaped by Christianity, derives from Gk ἄσκησις/áskēsis, a noun denoting activity; ἄσκεῖν/askeîn originally meant “to craft/to decorate.” In the 5th century bce, the primary meaning became “to train/t…