From Shame to Sin by Kyle Harper
The Christian Transformation of Sexual Morality in Late Antiquity (Revealing Antiquity)

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The transformation of the Roman world from polytheistic to Christian is one of the most sweeping ideological changes of premodern history. At the center was sex. Kyle Harper examines how Christianity changed the ethics of sexual behavior from shame to sin, and shows how the roots of modern sexuality are grounded in an ancient religious revolution.
 

About Kyle Harper

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Kyle Harper is Associate Professor of Classics and Letters at the University of Oklahoma.Author's home: Norman, OK
 
Published June 1, 2013 by Harvard University Press. 318 pages
Genres: History, Political & Social Sciences, Religion & Spirituality, Health, Fitness & Dieting, Education & Reference, Professional & Technical. Non-fiction

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Patheos

In his first book, Slavery in the Late Roman World, AD 275–425, Harper showed that the late Roman world had remained a slave society deep into Christian times.4 In From Shame to Sin, Harper takes us back into this world.

Dec 17 2013 | Read Full Review of From Shame to Sin: The Christ...

The New York Review of Books

In his first book, Slavery in the Late Roman World, AD 275–425, Harper showed that the late Roman world had remained a slave society deep into Christian times.4 In From Shame to Sin, Harper takes us back into this world.

Dec 19 2013 | Read Full Review of From Shame to Sin: The Christ...

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