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The Body and Society: Men, Women, and Sexual Renunciation in Early Christianity
The Body and Society Men Women and Sexual Renunciation in Early Christianity Author:Peter Brown A magnificent achievement. Peter Brown's long-awaited study of the idea and practice of sexual renunciation in early Christianity gives us, in a dazzling display of erudition and warm sympathy, an imaginative panorama ranging over six centuries of Mediterranean history...His handling of this material is masterly. — This immensely learned book..wi... more »ll lastingly alter our perceptions of late antiquity and the early Christian tradition.
His learning is vast, his imaginative sympathy and compassion limitless, his prose vibrant with glowing images....On every page the reader is jolted into seeing with fresh eyes, as if for the first time, a long-familiar landscape.« less