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By Philip Rousseau,Dale B. Martin,Patricia Cox Miller,Maureen A. Tilley,Susan Ashbrook Harvey

ISBN-10: 0822334119

ISBN-13: 9780822334118

ISBN-10: 0822334224

ISBN-13: 9780822334224

The essays during this provocative assortment exemplify the strategies that experience characterised the fairly new box of past due old reports. fascinated with civilizations clustered in most cases round the Mediterranean and masking the interval among approximately a hundred and seven-hundred CE, students during this box have introduced historical past and cultural experiences to undergo on theology and spiritual stories. they've got followed the tools of the social sciences and humanities—particularly these of sociology, cultural anthropology, and literary feedback. by means of emphasizing cultural and social background and issues of gender and sexuality, students of overdue antiquity have published the overdue historical global as way more assorted than had formerly been imagined.

The participants examine 3 key matters of past due historical reports: gender, asceticism, and historiography. they give thought to Macrina’s scar, Mary’s voice, and the harlot’s physique in addition to Augustine, Jovinian, Gregory of Nazianzus, Julian, and Ephrem the Syrian. even if interpreting how animal our bodies figured as a way for realizing human ardour and sexuality within the monastic groups of Egypt and Palestine or meditating at the virtually sleek epistemological concern confronted by means of Theodoret in trying to triumph over the obstacles among the self and the broader global, those essays spotlight rising theoretical and important advancements within the field.

Contributors. Daniel Boyarin, David Brakke, Virginia Burrus, Averil Cameron, Susanna Elm, James E. Goehring, Susan Ashbrook Harvey, David G. Hunter, Blake Leyerle, Dale B. Martin, Patricia Cox Miller, Philip Rousseau, Teresa M. Shaw, Maureen A. Tilley, Dennis E. Trout, Mark Vessey

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