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Abandoned to lust : sexual slander and ancient Christianity, Jennifer Wright Knust

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Abandoned to lust : sexual slander and ancient Christianity
Title
Abandoned to lust
Title remainder
sexual slander and ancient Christianity
Statement of responsibility
Jennifer Wright Knust
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Through careful, innovative readings, Jennifer Knust explores the writings of Paul, Justin Martyr, Irenacus of Lyons, and other early Christian authors who argued that Christ alone made self-mastery possible. Rejection of Christ led to both immoral sexual behavior and, ultimately, alienation and punishment from God. Knust considers how Christian writers participated in a long tradition of rhetorical invective, a rhetoric that was often employed to defend status and difference. Christians borrowed, deployed, and reconfigured classical rhetorical techniques, turning them against their rulers to undercut their moral and political authority. Knust also examines the use of accusations of licentiousness in conflicts between rival groups of Christians. Portraying rival sects as depraved allowed accusers to claim their own group as representative of "true Christianity.""--Jacket
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DLC
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1966-
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Knust, Jennifer Wright
Index
index present
LC call number
BR195.S48
LC item number
K58 2006
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Gender, theory, and religion
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Sex
  • Libel and slander
  • Sex
  • Libel and slander
  • Sexualité
  • Calomnie
  • Sexualité
  • Calomnie
  • Vroege kerk
  • Polemieken
  • Ketters
  • Seksuele misdrijven
  • Frühchristentum
  • Sexualität
  • Calomnie - Aspect religieux - Christianisme - Histoire
  • Calomnie - Rome
  • Sexualité - Aspect religieux - Christianisme - Histoire des doctrines - ca 30-600 (Église primitive)
  • Sexualité - Rome
  • Frühchristentum
  • Sexualität
Label
Abandoned to lust : sexual slander and ancient Christianity, Jennifer Wright Knust
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Based on the author's thesis (doctoral)--Columbia University, 2001
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [237]-270) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Who's on top? : sex talk, power, and resistance -- Sexual slander and ancient invective -- Paul, the slaves of desire, the the saints of God -- Sexual vice and Christian Apologia -- The false teachers of the end time -- Illicit sex, wicked desire, and the demonized heretic
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xviii. 279 p.
Isbn
9780231136624
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2005049778
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)60605289
  • (OCoLC)ocm60605289
Label
Abandoned to lust : sexual slander and ancient Christianity, Jennifer Wright Knust
Publication
Note
Based on the author's thesis (doctoral)--Columbia University, 2001
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [237]-270) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Who's on top? : sex talk, power, and resistance -- Sexual slander and ancient invective -- Paul, the slaves of desire, the the saints of God -- Sexual vice and Christian Apologia -- The false teachers of the end time -- Illicit sex, wicked desire, and the demonized heretic
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xviii. 279 p.
Isbn
9780231136624
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2005049778
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)60605289
  • (OCoLC)ocm60605289

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