From Shame to Sin

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Harvard University Press, Jun 1, 2013 - History - 304 pages
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The transformation of the Roman world from polytheistic to Christian is one of the most sweeping ideological changes of premodern history. At the center was sex. Kyle Harper examines how Christianity changed the ethics of sexual behavior from shame to sin, and shows how the roots of modern sexuality are grounded in an ancient religious revolution.
  

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Review: From Shame to Sin: The Christian Transformation of Sexual Morality in Late Antiquity

User Review  - Gerard - Goodreads

Great exploration of the changing regime of sexuality in late antiquity. Harper uses various sources including Greek novels, theological letters, legal documents, etc. to chart the rise of a Christian ... Read full review

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User Review  - Paulson Pulikottil - Goodreads

'Here is a wonderful contribution to the study of the history of human sexuality. This diachronic treatment of human sexuality is well researched and a must-have title!' See the review on Academia at http://academia.co.in/reviews/?p=144 Read full review

Contents

From City to Cosmos
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1 The Moralities of Sex in the Roman Empire
19
2 The Will and the World in Early Christian Sexuality
80
3 Church Society and Sex in the Age of Triumph
134
4 Revolutionizing Romance in the Late Classical World
191
Sex and the Twilight of Antiquity
237
Abbreviations
247
Notes
259
Acknowledgments
299
Index
301
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