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Seducing Augustine : bodies, desires, confessions

Author: Virginia Burrus; Mark D Jordan; Karmen MacKendrick
Publisher: New York : Fordham University Press, 2010.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Augustine's Confessions is a text that seduces. But how often do its readers respond in kind? In this title, three scholars who share a longstanding fascination with sexuality and Christian discourse  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Burrus, Virginia.
Seducing Augustine.
New York : Fordham University Press, 2010
(DLC) 2009054043
(OCoLC)491917412
Named Person: Augustine, of Hippo Saint; Aurelius Augustinus; Aurelius Augustinus
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Virginia Burrus; Mark D Jordan; Karmen MacKendrick
ISBN: 9781441644756 144164475X 9780823231959 082323195X 9780823248476 082324847X 0823248976 9780823248971
OCLC Number: 613230464
Language Note: English.
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Pleasurable temptations --
Secrets and lies --
The Word, his body --
Freedom in submission --
No time for sex --
Seductive praises.
Responsibility: Virginia Burrus, Mark D. Jordan, and Karmen MacKendrick.

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Augustine's legacy for sex in the West seems to have been deadly. And yet his texts, eminently the Confessions, are irresistibly seductive. Can he be seduced, so as to yield to and inspire desire? Read more...

 
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