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Author Le Donne, Anthony, 1975-

Title The wife of Jesus : ancient texts and modern scandals / Anthony Le Donne.

Publication Info. London, United Kingdom : Oneworld Publications, 2013.


Location Call No. Status
 Windsor, Main Library - Adult Department  232.95 LE    Check Shelf
Description xi, 210 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 191-199) and indexes.
Contents 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?
Summary 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.
Subject Jesus Christ -- Historicity.
Jesus Christ -- Biography -- History and criticism.
Jesus Christ -- Person and offices.
ISBN 9781780743059
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