Holy Folly

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To be ‘fools for Christ’s sake’ (1 Cor. 4:10) (Russian iurodivye Khrista radi) is a form of asceticism. Accordingly, holy folly is a kind of performance: the ascetic feigns madness in order to resist the temptations of this world.


Subjects: Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500).

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