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Perfect FoolsFolly for Christ's Sake in Catholic and Orthodox Spirituality$
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John Saward

Print publication date: 1980

Print ISBN-13: 9780192132307

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192132307.001.0001

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Conclusion: Perfect Fools

Conclusion: Perfect Fools

(p.212) 12 Conclusion: Perfect Fools
Perfect Fools

John Saward

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Discussions in this book ranged from those on undoubted fools for Christ's sake to a more general consideration of the motif of holy folly in authors quite remote from the Eastern paradigm of folly. This chapter seeks to clarify the relationship between Christian perfection as such and the particular vocation of holy folly.

Keywords:   holy folly, holy fools, Christianity, perfection

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