Athanasius and Blogging

“Let this observation be a safeguard against sinning: let us each note and write down our actions and impulses of the soul as though we were to report them to each other” Athanasius

Foucault’s article Self Writing critiques the Vita Antoni of Athanasius, written in the 4th Century as a guide for monks who were keeping themselves pure through writing. “Hence, a first analogy can be put forward: what others are to the ascetic in a community, the notebook is to the recluse.”

HT: Antipopper


Andrew Jones launched his first internet space in 1997 and has been teaching on related issues for the past 20 years. He travels all the time but lives between Wellington, San Francisco and a hobbit home in Prague.

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