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Paperback Saving Shame: Martyrs, Saints, and Other Abject Subjects Book

ISBN: 0812224272

ISBN13: 9780812224276

Saving Shame: Martyrs, Saints, and Other Abject Subjects

(Part of the Divinations: Rereading Late Ancient Religion Series)

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Virginia Burrus explores one of the strongest and most disturbing aspects of the Christian tradition, its excessive preoccupation with shame. While Christianity has frequently been implicated in the conversion of ancient Mediterranean cultures from shame- to guilt-based and, thus, in the emergence of the modern West's emphasis on guilt, Burrus seeks to recuperate the importance of shame for Christian culture. Focusing on late antiquity, she explores...

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