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Paperback The Sex Lives of Saints: An Erotics of Ancient Hagiography Book

ISBN: 081222020X

ISBN13: 9780812220209

The Sex Lives of Saints: An Erotics of Ancient Hagiography

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

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"Brilliant and important. . . . From page one she challenges approaches to hagiography that dismiss ascetic desire as the sublimation of sexuality and a pathological hatred of the body."--Theological Studies "Countering the assumption that ascetics repress, sublimate, or even eradicate sexual desire, this fine book detects a vibrant eroticism in tales of fourth- and fifth-century saints. Rather than read ancient saints' lives as anti-erotic,...

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