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Thorns in the Flesh: Illness and Sanctity in Late Ancient Christianity
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Title: Thorns in the Flesh: Illness and Sanctity in Late Ancient Christianity

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In Thorns in the Flesh, Andrew Crislip explores late ancient Christian reflections on the meaning and value of illness in ascetic practice. Overturning earlier assumptions about early Christian theology of illness, he reveals illness to be a persistent and controversial concern in early Christian debates about sanctity and asceticism.

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