Vocabulary for the Study of Religion

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Abstract: In the study of religion asceticism normally refers to religiously motivated practices of renunciation, discipline, and bodily self-restraint, often combined into a specific arrangement that…

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Oliver Freiberger, “Asceticism”, in: Vocabulary for the Study of Religion, General Editors Robert A. Segal, Kocku Von Stuckrad. Consulted online on 22 February 2024 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/9789004249707_vsr_COM_00000210>
First published online: 2016

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