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Pain, pleasure and perversity discourses of suffering in seventeenth-century England

Author: John R Yamamoto-Wilson
Publisher: Farnham Ashgate 2013
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Luther's 95 Theses begin and end with the concept of suffering, and the question of why a benevolent God allows his creations to suffer remains one of the central issues of religious thought.

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John R Yamamoto-Wilson
ISBN: 9781409443957 1409443957 9781409443964 1409443965 9781409474470 140947447X
OCLC Number: 901764561
Description: 286 p.
Contents: Contents: Introduction; Part I The Suffering Self: Constructs of suffering in 17th-century England; Suffering and sexuality in Catholic hagiography; Polemic, pornography and romanticism: the subversion of catholic asceticism. Part II The Suffering of Others: Cruelty and compassion; The spectacle of suffering. Part III Suffering and Gender: The sexual politics of suffering; The erotics of suffering and cruelty; The emergence of the dominatrix; Bibliography of works cited; Index.
Responsibility: John R. Yamamoto-Wilson [aut].

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'Pain, Pleasure and Perversity is a compelling piece of scholarship that ambitiously analyzes multiple discourses around pain, pleasure, and power ... The book's lucid treatment of its subject and Read more...

 
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