Carnal Knowing: Female Nakedness and Religious Meaning in the Christian West

Hardcover, Boston: Beacon Press, 1989. First Edition; First Printing. Very Good in Very Good dust jacket.

Sound binding and hinges. Clean, bright pages. Cloth over boards is clean. DJ has light shelf wear. ; Contents: Religious practices of nakedness (Christian baptism in the fourth century: the conversion of the body; "Becoming male": women martyrs and ascetics). Representations of female nakedness (Adam and Eve, before and after; the female body as figure; "carnal abominations": the female body as grotesque; nakedness, gender, and religious meaning). Appendix: the power of representation - productive or repressive? Notes, bibliography, index. 9.75" tall; 254 pages.

ISBN: 0807013064           Item #4260068

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