The Body and Society: Men, Women, and Sexual Renunciation in Early Christianity download free [PDF and Ebook] by Peter Brown

The Body and Society: Men, Women, and Sexual Renunciation in Early Christianity download free [PDF and Ebook] by Peter Brown year 2008
  • Book name: The Body and Society: Men, Women, and Sexual Renunciation in Early Christianity
  • Author: Peter Brown
  • Release date: 2008/8/10
  • Publisher: COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY PRESS
  • Language: English
  • Genre or Collection: History and Archaeology
  • ISBN: 9780231144070
  • Rating: 9.71 of 10
  • Votes: 344
  • Review by: Madden Vargas
  • Review rating: 7.09 of 10
  • Review Date: 2018/9/7
  • Total pages: 568
  • Includes a PDF summary of 59 pages
  • Description or summary of the book: First published in 1988, Peter Brown's The Body and Society was a groundbreaking study of the marriage and sexual practices of early Christians in the ancient Mediterranean and Near East. Brown focuses on the practice of permanent sexual renunciation-continence, celibacy, and lifelong virginity-in Christian circles from the first to the fifth centuries A.D. and traces early Christians' preoccupations with sexuality and the body in the work of the period's great writers. The Body and Society questions how theological views on sexuality and the human body both mirrored and shaped relationships between men and women, Roman aristocracy and slaves, and the married and the celibate. Brown discusses Tertullian, Valentinus, Clement of Alexandria, Origen, Constantine, the Desert Fathers, Jerome, Ambrose, and Augustine, among others, and considers asceticism and society in the Eastern Empire, martyrdom and prophecy, gnostic spiritual guidance, promiscuity among the men and women of the church, monks and marriage in Egypt, the ascetic life of women in fourth-century Jerusalem, and the body and society in the early Middle Ages.In his new introduction, Brown reflects on his work's reception in the scholarly community.
  • Estimated reading time (average reader): 27H17M44S
  • Other categories, genre or collection: Sociology: Sexual Relations, Social & Cultural History, Early Church, Christian Social Thought & Activity, Religious Books, Sociology, Christian Books
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  • Format: Paperback
  • Approximate value: 37.16 USD
  • Dimensions: 152x229x26.92mm
  • Weight: 743.89g
  • Printed by: Not Available
  • Published in: New York, United States
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