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Desiring conversion : Hermas, Thecla, Aseneth

Author: B Diane Lipsett
Publisher: New York ; Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2011.
Series: Oxford scholarship online.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Self-restraint or self-mastery may appear to be the opposite of erotic desire. But in this nuanced, literary analysis, Diane Lipsett traces the intriguing interplay of desire and self-restraint in three ancient tales of conversion: 'The Shepherd' of Hermas, the acts of Paul and Thecla, and Joseph and Aseneth.
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Material Type: Document
Document Type: Book, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: B Diane Lipsett
ISBN: 9780199827213 0199827214
OCLC Number: 984770249
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Series Title: Oxford scholarship online.
Responsibility: by B. Diane Lipsett.

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Self-restraint or self-mastery may appear to be the opposite of erotic desire. But in this nuanced, literary analysis, Diane Lipsett traces the intriguing interplay of desire and self-restraint in three ancient tales of conversion: 'The Shepherd' of Hermas, the acts of Paul and Thecla, and Joseph and Aseneth.

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