Jerome, Asceticism, and the Roman Aristocracy, ad 340–410
This chapter attempts to restore the ascetics of Rome of their broader social context. By doing so, one gains a fuller picture of upper-class Christianity in Rome; an understanding of the degree of interdependence between different groups, and an appreciation of the many limitations in viewing the period as one of pagan-Christian conflict. The chapter discusses the Roman aristocracy, the context of senatorial asceticism, Christian asceticism, Jerome and the ‘sham’ Christians of Rome, and status in an ascetic context.
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