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Hell hath no fury : gender, disability, and the invention of damned bodies in early Christian literature

Author: Meghan Henning
Publisher: New Haven ; London : Yale University Press, [2021] ©2021
Series: Anchor Yale Bible reference library.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The first major book to examine ancient Christian literature on hell through the lenses of gender and disability studies Throughout the Christian tradition, descriptions of hell's fiery torments have shaped contemporary notions of the afterlife, divine justice, and physical suffering. But rarely do we consider the roots of such conceptions, which originate in a group of understudied ancient texts: the early  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Henning, Meghan, 1982-
Hell hath no fury.
New Haven ; London : Yale University Press, 2021
(OCoLC)1241245962
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Meghan Henning
ISBN: 0300262663 9780300262667
OCLC Number: 1265464159
Description: 1 online resource (xxii, 261 pages).
Contents: Cover --
Half Title --
Title --
Copyright --
Dedication --
Contents --
Acknowledgments --
List of Abbreviations --
Introduction: Eternal Suffering between Reality and Imagination --
1. Assigned to Suffering: Gendered Bodily Suffering in the Ancient World --
2. Gendered Bodies, Social Identities, and the Susceptibility to Sin --
3. Becoming Female and Deformed through Suffering in Hell --
4. From Passive to Active: Gender and Atonement in Mary's Tours of Hell --
Conclusion: Making Hell on Earth --
Epilogue: Ancient Christian Hell's Afterlives --
Notes --
Index.
Series Title: Anchor Yale Bible reference library.
Responsibility: Meghan R. Henning.
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