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religious ascetism, Bellow in that of gnosis and silence.
63) There is a dual movement of dis/apparition (64) as Paterian history becomes the tension (not the opposition as in Arnold) between ascetism and sensuousness, paganism and Christianity, a tension that inscribes it into a permanent becoming.
It described the Dominicans as 'spiritual physicians', (49) and its miracles, death scenes, and extreme ascetism should all be seen as hagiographical topoi.
So, suggested Rausch, "when Paul says in Corinthians, 'I don't want to be enslaved by anything,' it is that certain moderation and even ascetism should be exercised over food, drink and over bodily apetite.