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What is Virginity?

Morwenna Ludlow

in Gregory of Nyssa, Ancient and (Post)modern

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199280766
eISBN:
9780191712906
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199280766.003.0013
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

This chapter shows how different readings of Gregory's On Virginity have been generated by different assumptions about what he means by virginity. Most agree that he is not disgusted by sexual ... More


Reading Gregory on Sex, Gender, and Embodiment

Morwenna Ludlow

in Gregory of Nyssa, Ancient and (Post)modern

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199280766
eISBN:
9780191712906
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199280766.003.0015
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

This chapter presents some reflections on feminist readings of Gregory. There is a move away from what one might call relatively straightforward or surface readings of Gregory — ones which, for ... More


Love and Attention

Janet Martin Soskice

in The Kindness of God: Metaphor, Gender, and Religious Language

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198269502
eISBN:
9780191683657
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198269502.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Theology, Religion and Literature

This chapter starts by providing an account of the connection of love and attention in Iris Murdoch's philosophical classic Sovereignty of the Good. The book says that prayer is simply an attention ... More


Poetry

Olympia Morata

in The Complete Writings of an Italian Heretic

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226536682
eISBN:
9780226536712
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226536712.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

This chapter shows that nearly all of Olympia Fulvia Morata's literary works were lost in the burning of Schweinfurt. Caelius Secundus Curio had preserved her juvenalia, and she copied out some poems ... More


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