Hieronymus Bosch by Virginia Pitts Rembert

Hieronymus Bosch by Virginia Pitts Rembert

Author:Virginia Pitts Rembert [Rembert, Virginia Pitts]
Language: eng
Format: epub
ISBN: 9781783100255
Publisher: Parkstone International
Published: 2013-12-18T05:00:00+00:00

Temptation by the desires of the flesh

The enemy saw, however, that he was powerless in the face of Anthony’s determination and that it was rather he who was being bested because of the man’s steadfastness, vanquished by his solid faith and routed by Anthony’s constant prayer. He then put his trust in the weapons that are “in the navel of his own belly” [Job 40:16: “Lo now, his strength is in his loins, and his force is in the navel of his belly”]. Priding himself in these – for they are his choice snare against the young – he advanced to attack the young man, troubling him so by night and harassing him by day, that even those who saw Anthony could perceive the struggle going on between the two. The Enemy would suggest filthy thoughts, but the other would dissipate them by his prayers; he would try to incite him to lust, but Anthony, sensing shame, would gird his body with his faith, with his prayers, and his fasting. The wretched Devil even dared to masquerade as a woman by night and to impersonate such in every possible way, merely in order to deceive Anthony.


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