From Shame to Sin: The Christian Transformation of Sexual Morality in Late Antiquity

From Shame to Sin: The Christian Transformation of Sexual Morality in Late Antiquity

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by Kyle Harper
     
 

The transformation of the Roman world from polytheistic to Christian is one of the most sweeping ideological changes of premodern history. At the center was sex. Kyle Harper examines how Christianity changed the ethics of sexual behavior from shame to sin, and shows how the roots of modern sexuality are grounded in an ancient religious revolution.See more details below

Overview

The transformation of the Roman world from polytheistic to Christian is one of the most sweeping ideological changes of premodern history. At the center was sex. Kyle Harper examines how Christianity changed the ethics of sexual behavior from shame to sin, and shows how the roots of modern sexuality are grounded in an ancient religious revolution.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780674072770
Publisher:
Harvard
Publication date:
06/30/2013
Series:
Revealing Antiquity, #20
Pages:
316
Sales rank:
571,870
Product dimensions:
6.40(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.20(d)

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