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Making Sense of Sex: Attitudes Towards Sexuality in Early Jewish and Christian Literature
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Making Sense of Sex: Attitudes Towards Sexuality in Early Jewish and Christian Literature

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Eerdmans 2013

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Overview

In Making Sense of Sex, William Loader examines writings from the Greco-Roman period, relating their perspectives on sex. Loader also engages with the academic discourse surrounding the writings, allowing for a thorough investigation of both the primary sources and the existing interpretations of the writings. Through supporting readers in their study of these ancient texts, Loader provides a basis for informed discussion of sexual issues today.

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Key Features

  • Examines writings from the Greco-Roman period
  • Engages with the academic discourse surrounding the writings
  • Provides a basis for informed discussion of sexual issues todaye

Contents

  • In the Beginning
  • Households
  • Sacred Space
  • Passions and Persons

Praise for the Print Edition

Here William Loader presents his main conclusions in a highly accessible format. The lucid prose, anchored with references to primary sources, makes it an indispensable resource for students, but scholars will also find much value in the concise overview. . . . Loader is clearly a worldwide leading expert on sexuality in early Judaism and early Christianity, and his command of the material is detectable on every page.

Margaret Y. MacDonald, professor of New Testament, St. Francis Xavier University

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About William Loader

William Loader is professor emeritus of New Testament at Murdoch University, Perth, Australia. In 2010, he completed a five-year Australian Research Council professional fellowship project: Attitudes towards Sexuality in Judaism and Christianity in the Hellenistic Greco-Roman Era. Loader is the author of numerous books, including Sexuality in the New Testament: Understanding the Key Texts.