Resurrecting Parts Hardback
Early Christians on Desire, Reproduction, and Sexual Difference
by Taylor G. Petrey;
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Bodily parts commonly signified sexual difference, yet it was widely thought that future resurrected bodies would not experience desire or reproduction. In the absence of sexuality, the insistence upon difference became difficult to maintain. To achieve a common, shared identity and status for the resurrected body that nevertheless preserved sexual difference, treatises on the resurrection found it necessary to explain how and in what way these parts would be transformed in the resurrection, shedding all associations with sexual desires, acts, and reproduction. Exploring a range of early Christian sources, from the Greek and Latin fathers to the authors of the Nag Hammadi writings, Resurrecting Parts is a fascinating resource for scholars interested in gender and sexuality in classical antiquity, early Christianity, asceticism, and of course the resurrection and the body.
Resurrecting Parts by Taylor G. Petrey was published by Taylor & Francis Ltd in July 2015. The ISBN for Resurrecting Parts is 9781138906532.
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|Page last updated||2nd May 2017|
|Author / Artist||Taylor G. Petrey|
|Publisher||Taylor & Francis Ltd (July 2015)|
|Number of Pages||134|