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Slandering the Jew - a book by Drake, Susanna

Slandering the Jew

Sexuality and Difference in Early Christian Texts

Slandering the Jew( )
Author: Drake, Susanna
Series title:Divinations: Rereading Late Ancient Religion Ser.
Publication Date:Jul 2013
Publisher:University of Pennsylvania Press
Book Format:Ebook
List Price:USD $55.00
Book Description:

This book explores the sexual slander of Jews in Christian texts from the first through fifth centuries. These early Christian representations of Jewish sexuality reveal how Church fathers used accusations of fleshliness, bestiality, and licentiousness as strategies to differentiate the "spiritual" Christian from the "carnal" Jew.

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