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Desire and the Body in the Patristic Period  

Mathew Kuefler

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Nov 2014
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Apr 2014
The period between the third and fifth centuries CE was crucial for the development of Christianity not least for ideas about desire and the body. Patristic writers hoped for the ... More

Duns Scotus on the Female Gender  

Marilyn McCord Adams

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Nov 2014
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Apr 2014
Scotus’ estimate of the female gender is shaped by his view that Mary is pre-eminent among merely human saints. Because Mary must be a real mother, he rejects the Aristotelian view that ... More

Marriage and Sexual Relations in the New Testament World  

William Loader

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Nov 2014
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Mar 2014
After a brief overview of the social context and role of marriage and sexuality in Jewish and Greco-Roman cultures, the chapter traces the impact of the Genesis creation narratives, ... More

Marriage and Sexual Relations in the World of the Hebrew Bible  

Ken Stone

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Nov 2014
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May 2014
The Hebrew Bible is sometimes understood as the source of a ‘traditional’ Judaeo-Christian approach to marriage and sexual practice. A comprehensive examination reveals, however, that ... More

Same-Sex Relations in the Biblical World  

Theodore W. Jennings Jr.

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Nov 2014
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Mar 2014
While the Bible is often understood to forbid same-sex love, a closer examination reveals a wide variety of forms of same-sex love that are presupposed and even celebrated in these texts. ... More

Sex and Marriage in the Protestant Tradition, 1500–1900  

John Witte Jr.

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Nov 2014
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Apr 2014
The chapter analyses the mainline Lutheran, Calvinist, and Anglican models of sex, marriage, and family and their gradual liberalization by Enlightenment liberalism. The theological ... More

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