The Body and Society: Men, Women and Sexual Renunciation in Early Christianity

The Body and Society

Men, Women and Sexual Renunciation in Early Christianity

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ISBN10: 0231061013 ISBN13: 9780231061018 Publisher: Columbia Univ Pr Published: Apr 1 1990 Weight: 1.60lbs. Height: 9.25" Width: 6.00" Depth: 1.50" Language: English

Publisher's Comments

Addresses the practice of permanent sexual renunciation that developed in Christian circles from the first to the fifth centuries AD. This book describes the early Christians and their preoccupations. It follows the reflection and controversy these notions generated among Christian writers. It is intended for classicists and medievalists.

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