From Shame to Sin
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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2 The Will and the World in Early Christian Sexuality
3 Church Society and Sex in the Age of Triumph
4 Revolutionizing Romance in the Late Classical World
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