About the author: Dr. Martin L. Warren gained his PhD in English from the University of Minnesota, and has is currently an Assistant Professor at the University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, Minnesota. He is also a theologian. He has published articles on medieval literature, children’s literature, and ministerial practice.
2003 0-7734-6772-6 This study examines three texts to show how the practice of asceticism leads to the creation of self and self-narration: the Book of Margery Kempe; the Examination of William Thorpe; and John Rogers’s Ohel or Beth-Shemesh. It first discusses the development of Christian asceticism (eremitic and cenobitic) and its purpose, and then goes on to compare the three texts.