Adam, Eve, and the Serpent: Sex and Politics in Early by Elaine Pagels

By Elaine Pagels

The disgust felt through early Christians for the flesh used to be a thorough departure from either pagan and Jewish sexual attitudes. actually, as Princeton professor Pagels (The Gnostic Gospels) demonstrates, the ascetic circulation in Christianity met with nice resistance within the first 4 centuries A.D.

Sex turned absolutely tainted, inextricably associated with sin less than the lessons of Augustine. This afflicted sinner invoked Adam and Eve to justify his idiosyncratic view of humanity as completely scarred via the autumn. rather than being disregarded as marginal, Augustine's grim outlook took carry, in response to Pagels, since it used to be politically expedient. Now that Christianity had develop into the imperial faith, Rome sought after its imperfect matters to obey a robust Christian kingdom. This hugely provocative background hyperlinks the non secular roots of Western sexual attitudes to women's inferior prestige during the centuries.

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