Asceticism

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Asceticism is a lifestyle that denies worldly pleasures in order to gain spiritual benefit. There are different degrees of asceticism from casual to severe. Some ascetics might forego eating a meal, where others would deny owning all property, sexual gratification, etc., and would rely on the charity of others for their subsistence.

 
 

About The Author

Matt Slick is the President and Founder of the Christian Apologetics and Research Ministry.