Specters of Paul

Benjamin H. Dunning explores the variety of approaches to sexual difference in second- and third-century Christian thought with particular attention to the ways in which the legacy of the apostle Paul fueled, shaped, and also constrained approaches to the issue.

Specters of Paul
Sexual Difference in Early Christian Thought

Benjamin H. Dunning

2011 | 264 pages | Cloth $55.00
Religion
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Table of Contents

Introduction: Sexual Difference and Paul's Adam-Christ Typology 1

PART I. THE PLATONIC WOMAN
Chapter 1. The Many Become One: Theological Monism and the Problem of the Female Body
Chapter 2. Desire and the Feminine: Clement of Alexandria's Displacement of Eve
Chapter 3. What Sort of Thing Is This Luminous Woman? Sexual Dimorphism in On the Origin of the World

PART II. FLESH AND VIRGINITY
Chapter 4. Virgin Earth, Virgin Birth: Irenaeus of Lyons and the Predicaments of Recapitulation
Chapter 5. The Contrary Operation: Resignifying the Unpenetrated Body in Tertullian of Carthage

Conclusion: Specters of Paul

List of Abbreviations
Notes
Bibliography
Index