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- DescriptionFocuses on the practice of permanent sexual renunciation-continence, celibacy, and life-long virginity - in Christian circles from the first to the fifth centuries AD. This book questions how theological views on sexuality and the human body both mirrored and shaped the uneven relationships between men and women.
- Author BiographyPeter Brown, formerly professor of classics and history at the University of California, Berkeley, is the Philip and Beulah Rollins Professor of History at Princeton University and the most prominent scholar of late antiquity (between 250 and 800 A.D.). He is the author of a dozen books, including Augustine of Hippo, Authority and the Sacred: Aspects of the Christianization of the Roman World, The Rise of Western Christendom, and Poverty and Leadership in the Late Roman Empire.
- Author(s)Peter Brown
- PublisherColumbia University Press
- Date of Publication15/02/2008
- GenreChristianity: General
- Place of PublicationNew York
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintColumbia University Press
- Weight737 g
- Width152 mm
- Height229 mm
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (US)
- Edition Statement20th edition
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