Agape, Eros, Gender: Towards a Pauline Sexual Ethic

Agape, Eros, Gender: Towards a Pauline Sexual Ethic

by Francis Watson
     
 

ISBN-10: 052166263X

ISBN-13: 9780521662635

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…  See more details below

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521662635
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
05/28/2004
Pages:
278
Product dimensions:
5.43(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.75(d)
Lexile:
1350L (what's this?)

Table of Contents

Preface; 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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