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Author Gaca, Kathy L

Title The making of fornication : eros, ethics, and political reform in Greek philosophy and early Christianity / Kathy L. Gaca
Published Berkeley : University of California Press, ©2003


Description 1 online resource (xvii, 359 pages)
Series Hellenistic culture and society ; 39
Hellenistic culture and society ; 39.
Contents ACKNOWLEDGMENTS; ABBREVIATIONS; 1. Introduction: Ancient Greek Sexual Blueprints for Social Order; PART I: GREEK PHILOSOPHICAL SEXUAL REFORMS; 2. Desire's Hunger and Plato the Regulator; 3. Crafting Eros through the Stoic Logos of Nature; 4. The Reproductive Technology of the Pythagoreans; PART II: GREEK BIBLICAL SEXUAL RULES AND THEIR REWORKING BY PAUL AND PHILO; 5. Rival Plans for God's Sexual Program in the Pentateuch and Paul; 6. From the Prophets to Paul: Converting Whore Culture into the Lord's Veiled Bride; 7. Philo's Reproductive City of God
Summary This work provides a reassessment of the emergence and nature of Christian sexual morality, the dominant moral paradigm in Western society since late antiquity. It shows that early Christian goals to eradicate fornication were derived from the sexual rules and poetic norms of the Greek bible
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 307-335) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Sex -- Religious aspects -- Christianity -- History of doctrines
Philosophy, Ancient -- Influence
Sexual ethics -- History
15.51 Antiquity.
08.21 Ancient philosophy.
RELIGION -- Christian Theology -- Ethics.
RELIGION -- Antiquities & Archaeology.
Philosophy, Ancient -- Influence.
Sex -- Religious aspects -- Christianity -- History of doctrines.
Sexual ethics.
Seksuele ethiek.
Buitenechtelijke relaties.
Griechenland Altertum
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9780520929463