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

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Between 1st-5th centuries AD there developed in Christian circles the practice of sexual renunciation - continence, celibacy and life-long virginity. This study examines the ideas about individuality and society that were implied in these renunciations and outlines the controversies among Christian writers generated by such topics as the nature of sexuality, the relations between men and women and the structure and purpose of society. Peter Brown has also written "Augustine of Hippo", "The World of Late Antiquity", "The ...

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The Body and Society: Men, Women, and Sexual Renunciation in Early Christianity 2008, Columbia University Press, New York

ISBN-13: 9780231144070

-20th Anniversary edition

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The Body and Society: Men, Women, and Sexual Renunciation in Early Christianity 2008, Columbia University Press, New York

ISBN-13: 9780231144063

20th -20th Anniversary edition

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The Body and Society: Men, Women, and Sexual Renunciation in Early Christianity 1990, Columbia University Press

ISBN-13: 9780231061018

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The Body and Society: Men, Women and Sexual Renunciation in Early Christianity 1989, Faber & Faber, London

ISBN-13: 9780571154463

Hardcover

The Body and Society: Men, Women, and Sexual Renunciation in Early Christianity 1988, Columbia University Press, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780231061001

Hardcover