Karen Whittingham's Reviews > The Body & Society: Men, Women & Sexual Renunciation in Early Christianity

The Body & Society by Peter R.L. Brown
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Mar 18, 2012

bookshelves: theology-religion-and-spirituality

Again, this book helped me to better understand the development of christian culture in the west, with is ruthless insistence on the superiority of virginity which has carried down, within catholicism, until my own day - although 'my day' now seems to be quite firmly in the past, and perhaps we were the last generation to be inculcated with this model.

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