Chapter 5 The Body in the Ascetic Thought of Evagrius Ponticus

In: The Unity of Body and Soul in Patristic and Byzantine Thought
Author: Kuo-Yu Tsui

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Abstract

This paper explores the conceptualization of the body in the work of Evagrius Ponticus in terms of his anthropological, cosmological and soteriological framework and the range of ascetic practices he prescribes. Overall, Evagrius’ perspective on the body is shown to be unified and integrated with soul and mind.