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Thursday, October 14, 2010

Syriac Sex

If you read any works in religious studies today, you know that sex and gender are all the rage. Books have been pouring forth for a good twenty years now examining early and Eastern Christianity's understanding of the role of women, of sexual differentiation, of "gender," and related matters.

Now a new book continues this investigation with an especial focus on Syriac Christianity:

Naomi Koltun-Fromm, Hermeneutics of Holiness: Ancient Jewish and Christian Notions of Sexuality and Religious Community (Oxford UP, 2010), 328pp.

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