Begotten, Not Made: Conceiving Manhood in Late Antiquity

Begotten, Not Made: Conceiving Manhood in Late Antiquity

by Virginia Burrus
     
 

From the author's prologue: "Although the very notion of analyzing fourth-century trinitarian doctrine in terms of the history of masculine gender might seem impossibly `coarse' to some, my intention is not to elide theological issues by suggesting that the long- enduring Nicene doctrine of God...is simply a residue of late-ancient gender politics....I remark on… See more details below

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From the author's prologue: "Although the very notion of analyzing fourth-century trinitarian doctrine in terms of the history of masculine gender might seem impossibly `coarse' to some, my intention is not to elide theological issues by suggesting that the long- enduring Nicene doctrine of God...is simply a residue of late-ancient gender politics....I remark on what appears to me remarkablenamely, that Nicene Christianity's contested articulation of the roles of Father, Son, and Spirit emerges as one of the most potent sites for reimagining manhood in the late Roman Empire...." Burrus teaches early Church history at Drew U. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780804739733
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
Publication date:
07/28/2000
Series:
Figurae: Reading Medieval Culture Series
Edition description:
1
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.80(d)

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