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- DescriptionExplores the role of bodily, sensory experience in early Christianity by focusing on the importance of smell in ancient Mediterranean culture. This book argues that ancient Christians used olfactory experience for purposes of a distinctive religious epistemology: formulating knowledge of the divine in order to yield a particular human identity.
- Author BiographySusan Ashbrook Harvey is Professor of Religious Studies at Brown University. She is the author of Asceticism and Society in Crisis: John of Ephesus and The Lives of the Eastern Saints (1990) and coauthor of Holy Women of the Syrian Orient (1998), both from UC Press.
- Author(s)Susan Ashbrook Harvey
- PublisherUniversity of California Press
- Date of Publication06/06/2006
- GenreChristianity: General
- Series TitleTransformation of the Classical Heritage
- Series Part/Volume Number42
- Place of PublicationBerkerley
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintUniversity of California Press
- Content Noteblack & white illustrations
- Weight499 g
- Width152 mm
- Height229 mm
- Spine33 mm
- Format DetailsCloth over boards
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