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