Selbststigmatisierung und Charisma christlicher Heiliger der Spätantike 978-3-16-149114-6 - Mohr Siebeck
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Götz Hartmann

Selbststigmatisierung und Charisma christlicher Heiliger der Spätantike

[Self-Stigmatization and the Charisma of Christian Holy Men in Late Antiquity.]

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Götz Hartmann studies Christian ascetics of late antiquity who were seen as 'holy men' during their lifetime. Committed to the theoretical approach to sociological charisma research, the author analyzes the phenomenon of ascetic holiness as a specifically Christian variety of charismatic authority.
Götz Hartmann studies Christian ascetics of late antiquity who were seen as 'holy men' during their lifetime. Their contemporaries believed that due to their self-imposed deprivations they had acquired the gift of working miracles, meaning that they could make things happen which interrupted the course of events in a manner which seemed to be unfathomable. Committed to the theoretical approach to sociological charisma research, the author analyzes the phenomenon of ascetic holiness as a specifically Christian variety of charismatic authority. He focuses on the mutual correspondence of autostigmatic prerequisites and the 'thaumaturgical' potential of ascetic charisma, on the phenomenon that monasteries originate when ascetic charisma becomes part of everyday life and is given a certain institutional form, on the interaction between charisma and hagiography as well as the role-specific behavior of ascetic Christian holiness.
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Götz Hartmann Geboren 1970; Studium der Germanistik, Geschichte und Erziehungswissenschaften in Frankfurt am Main und Bonn; 2005 Promotion; wiss. Mitarbeiter am Seminar für Alte Geschichte der Universität Münster.

Reviews

The following reviews are known:

In: Zeitschr.f.Geschichtswissenschaft — 56 (2008), S. 470–472 (Henrike M. Zilling)
In: PV-aktuell (Nachrichten des Pfarrvereins Westf.) — 2007, Nr. 2, S. 12 (Karl-F. Wiggermann)
In: Jahrbuch f.Antike und Christentum — 52 (2009), S. 188–191 (Claudia Rapp)