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The wife of Jesus

ancient texts and modern scandals

Published .
Written in English.

About the Book

Approaching the subject of Jesus' marital status from a fresh, historical perspective and without appealing to sensationalist stories or dismissing Jesus' sexuality on theological grounds, Le Donne places Jesus firmly within his sociocultural context. By investigating gender and marriage norms -- as well as a number of social outliers who defied them -- he provocatively argues that Jesus might have been married before he was thirty years of age. Le Donne then points to several indicators that suggest that Jesus was a sexual non-conformist and probably was single during his public career. It is a quest that illuminates the humanity of Jesus, while also revealing important connections between ancient sexuality and modern spirituality.

About the Edition

Approaching the subject of Jesus' marital status from a fresh, historical perspective and without appealing to sensationalist stories or dismissing Jesus' sexuality on theological grounds, Le Donne places Jesus firmly within his sociocultural context. By investigating gender and marriage norms -- as well as a number of social outliers who defied them -- he provocatively argues that Jesus might have been married before he was thirty years of age. Le Donne then points to several indicators that suggest that Jesus was a sexual non-conformist and probably was single during his public career. It is a quest that illuminates the humanity of Jesus, while also revealing important connections between ancient sexuality and modern spirituality.

Table of Contents

Introduction : The quest(ion) of the wife of Jesus
According to the flesh
Substance and shadow
Something about Mary
Mrs. Christ
Smithing Jesus
From Persia, with love
Average Joe
Alternative lifestyle
Bride of Christ
Was Jesus married?
Afterword : Portraits and mirrors.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (pages 191-199) and indexes.

Copyright Date
2013

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
232.9
Library of Congress
BT303.2 .L394 2013, BT303.2 .L399 2013

The Physical Object

Pagination
xi, 210 pages :
Number of pages
210

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL26489977M
Internet Archive
wifeofjesusancie0000ledo
ISBN 10
178074305X
ISBN 13
9781780743059
OCLC/WorldCat
837957143
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