Public Displays of Asceticism: Holy Bishops and the Conversion of Gaul in the Vita Sancti Martini
Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
My chapter addresses the ways that Sulpicius Severus’s hagiography of Martin of Tours combines the role of ascetic and bishop, setting the standard for western Christianity, and explores the role this played in the conversion of Gaul.
Beard, John Marcus. “Public Displays of Asceticism: Holy Bishops and the Conversion of Gaul in the Vita Sancti Martini.” Saintly Bishops and Bishops’ Saints. Eds. John S. Ott and Trpimir Vedriš. Zagreb, Croatia: Hagiotheca Humaniora, 2012. 31-47.