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Schools of Asceticism: Ideology and Organization in Medieval Religious Communities (Paperback)
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Schools of Asceticism: Ideology and Organization in Medieval Religious Communities (Paperback)

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Paperback 288 Pages / Published: 27/03/1998
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Max Weber argued that medieval religious movements were an important source for the distinctive rationality of Western civilization. He intended to study this theme but died before he could do so. In Schools of Asceticism, Lutz Kaelber builds on Weber's ideas by presenting a fresh analysis of asceticism in orthodox and heretical religious groups in the Middle Ages. Based on extensive research using primary and secondary sources, this book bridges the disciplines of comparative and historical sociology, medieval history, and religious studies.

Publisher: Pennsylvania State University Press
ISBN: 9780271017556
Number of pages: 288
Weight: 481 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 19 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

"Rather than write another of the countless studies in the Weberian tradition, Lutz Kaelber has attempted nothing less than to be Max Weber's ghost writer and to produce one of the great studies he did not live to undertake--The Christianity of the Occident. The result is a fascinating and engrossing work that adds immensely to our understanding of both then and now."

--Rodney Stark, University of Washington

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