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The Bride of Christ Goes to Hell: Metaphor and Embodiment in the Lives of Pious Women, 200-1500 (The Middle Ages Series)
The Bride of Christ Goes to Hell Metaphor and Embodiment in the Lives of Pious Women 200-1500 - The Middle Ages Series
Author: Dyan Elliott
The early Christian writer Tertullian first applied the epithet "bride of Christ" to the uppity virgins of Carthage as a means of enforcing female obedience. Henceforth, the virgin as Christ's spouse was expected to manifest matronly modesty and due submission, hobbling virginity's ancient capacity to destabilize gender roles. In the early Middl...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780812243581
ISBN-10: 0812243587
Publication Date: 10/19/2011
Pages: 472
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Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press
Book Type: Hardcover
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