Lesson 16: The World of Christian Romance

The ascetic tendencies of early Christianity were not driven by a hatred of the body, but rather by an entirely different view of the human being’s place in nature and relation to the patterns of this world. Those tendencies found colorful expression in the Christian answer to the burgeoning genre of romance — the apocryphal acts.

 

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Apocryphal, encratite, gnostic, romance, Thekla
 

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