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By Steven Weitzman

Many contemporary stories have argued that the self is a contemporary invention, an idea built within the final 3 centuries. faith and the Self in Antiquity demanding situations that concept by means of proposing a chain of reviews that discover the origins, formation, and bounds of the self in the religions of the traditional Mediterranean international. Drawing on fresh paintings at the physique, gender, sexuality, the anthropology of the senses, and gear, participants make a robust case that the historical past of the self does certainly start in antiquity, constructing as Western faith itself developed.

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