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The Resource The body and society : men, women, and sexual renunciation in early Christianity, Peter Brown

The body and society : men, women, and sexual renunciation in early Christianity, Peter Brown

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The body and society : men, women, and sexual renunciation in early Christianity
Title
The body and society
Title remainder
men, women, and sexual renunciation in early Christianity
Statement of responsibility
Peter Brown
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In his monumental book Peter Brown addresses the practice of permanent sexual renunciation--continence, celibacy, and life-long virginity--that developed in Christian circles from the first to the fifth centuries A.D. Brown vividly describes the early Christians and their strange, disturbing preoccupations. He follows in detail the reflection and controversy these notions generated among Christian writers. Among the topics covered are marriage and sexuality in the Roman world, Judaism and the early church, Origen and the tradition of spiritual guidance, sexuality in the desert fathers and Augustine and sexuality. The Body and Society is a significant study on sexuality and the family in the ancient world by a renowned scholar. Besides being of great interest to readers in ancient history and early church history, and to classicists and medievalists, it will engage readers concerned with women's studies and the history of sexuality. -- publisher's information
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1935-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Brown, Peter
Dewey number
261.8/35709015
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
BR195.C45
LC item number
B76 1988
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Lectures on the history of religions
Series volume
new ser., no. 13
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Celibacy
  • Virginity
  • Sex
  • Asceticism
Label
The body and society : men, women, and sexual renunciation in early Christianity, Peter Brown
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [449]-493) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
pt. 1. From Paul to Anthony -- Body and city -- From apostle to apologist : sexual order and sexual renunciation in the early church -- Martyrdom, prophecy and continence : Hermas to Tertullian -- "To undo the works of women" : Marcion, Tatian, and the Encratites -- "When you make the two one" : Valentinus and gnostic spiritual guidance -- "A faint image of divine providence" : Clement of Alexandria -- "A promiscuous brotherhood and sisterhood" : men and women in the Christian churches -- "I beseech you : be transformed" : Origen -- "Walking on earth, touching high heaven's vault" : Porphyry and Methodius -- Church and body : Cyprian, Mani and Eusebius of Caesarea -- pt. 2. Asceticism and society in the Eastern empire -- The desert fathers : Anthony to John Climacus -- "Make to yourselves separate booths" : monks, women and marriage in Egypt -- "Daughters of Jerusalem" : the ascetic life of women in the fourth century -- Marriage and mortality : Gregory of Nyssa -- Sexuality in the city : John Chrysostom -- "These are our angels" : Syria -- pt. 3. Ambrose to Augustine : the making of the Latin tradition -- Aula pudoris : Ambrose -- "Learn of me a holy arrogance" : Jerome -- Sexuality and society : Augustine -- Body and society : the early middle ages
Control code
ocm16981598
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xx, 504 pages
Isbn
9780231061018
Lccn
87030941
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
(OCoLC)16981598
Label
The body and society : men, women, and sexual renunciation in early Christianity, Peter Brown
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [449]-493) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
pt. 1. From Paul to Anthony -- Body and city -- From apostle to apologist : sexual order and sexual renunciation in the early church -- Martyrdom, prophecy and continence : Hermas to Tertullian -- "To undo the works of women" : Marcion, Tatian, and the Encratites -- "When you make the two one" : Valentinus and gnostic spiritual guidance -- "A faint image of divine providence" : Clement of Alexandria -- "A promiscuous brotherhood and sisterhood" : men and women in the Christian churches -- "I beseech you : be transformed" : Origen -- "Walking on earth, touching high heaven's vault" : Porphyry and Methodius -- Church and body : Cyprian, Mani and Eusebius of Caesarea -- pt. 2. Asceticism and society in the Eastern empire -- The desert fathers : Anthony to John Climacus -- "Make to yourselves separate booths" : monks, women and marriage in Egypt -- "Daughters of Jerusalem" : the ascetic life of women in the fourth century -- Marriage and mortality : Gregory of Nyssa -- Sexuality in the city : John Chrysostom -- "These are our angels" : Syria -- pt. 3. Ambrose to Augustine : the making of the Latin tradition -- Aula pudoris : Ambrose -- "Learn of me a holy arrogance" : Jerome -- Sexuality and society : Augustine -- Body and society : the early middle ages
Control code
ocm16981598
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xx, 504 pages
Isbn
9780231061018
Lccn
87030941
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
(OCoLC)16981598

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