Agape, Eros, Gender: Towards a Pauline Sexual Ethicby Francis Watson
Pub. Date: 05/28/2004
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Issues of gender and sexuality have recently come to the fore in all humanities disciplines, and this book reflects this broad interdisciplinary situation. It focuses on issues of gender and sexuality (eros) in the light of the comprehensive divine-human love (agape) which, for the New Testament, lies at the heart of Christian faith and practice. The intention is to outline a distinctively Christian understanding of the male/female relationship reflecting the priority of agape over eros. Key Pauline texts are read alongside modern texts by Virginia Woolf, Freud and Irigaray.
Table of ContentsPreface; Part I. Velamen: 1 Corinthians 11: 1. Belonging together; 2. Eros veiled; Part II. Concupiscentia: Romans 7: 3. Sex: a critique; 4. The tombs of desire; Part III. Sacramentum: Ephesians 5: 5. Eros transfigured?; 6. Engendering agape.
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