Ascetic theology

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the science which treats of the practice of the theological and moral virtues, and the counsels of perfection.
- Am. Cyc.
See Ascetic, Natural.

See also: Ascetic, Theology

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2) The emphasis upon death in ascetic theology stemmed from the earliest history of Christianity, as Owen Chadwick pointed out, during which, in the midst of the persecution of Christians, believers fully expected to give their lives in imitation of Christ and in the expectation that the world would soon be coming to an end.
The structures formed the axis of Paulinus's ascetic theology of "wealth turned redemptive," as coined by Dennis Trout.