- Title Pages
The Joan Palevsky
Imprint in Classical Literature
Part OneThe Early Phase, 371–September 378: The Integrative Significance of the Body in the Life of Virtue
1Marriage, Celibacy, and Pederasty
2The Integration of the Virtues
3Gregory’s Emerging Theory of Desire
Part TwoThe Middle Phase, September 378–387: The Ascetical and Eschatological Mixture of Male and Female
4A Worldly Life of Desire
5The Death of Siblings
Part ThreeThe Late Phase, 387–394: Erotic Intimacy with Christ and the Maturation of Desire
8Male and Female
- (p.155) Conclusion
- Body and Desire
Raphael A. Cadenhead
- University of California Press
The conclusion provides a recapitulation of the salient concepts of Gregory’s ascetical theology to highlight its richest and most striking aspects. It ends with some brief closing suggestions on how these insights challenge the underlying presumptions of contemporary ethical discourse.
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