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Author Lipsett, B. Diane (Barbara Diane)

Title Desiring conversion : Hermas, Thecla, Aseneth / by B. Diane Lipsett
Published New York ; Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2011
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Summary Self-restraint or self-mastery may appear to be the opposite of erotic desire. But in this nuanced, literary analysis, Diane Lipsett traces the intriguing interplay of desire and self-restraint in three ancient tales of conversion: 'The Shepherd' of Hermas, the acts of Paul and Thecla, and Joseph and Aseneth
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Description based on online resource; title from home page (viewed Dec. 17, 2010)
Subject Hermas, active 2nd century. Shepherd.
Acts of Paul and Thecla -- Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Joseph and Aseneth -- Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Conversion -- Judaism.
Conversion -- Christianity.
Desire -- Religious aspects -- Christianity
Desire -- Religious aspects -- Judaism
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9780199827213 ebook
0199827214 ebook