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

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

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.