The Resource Kissing Christians : ritual and community in the late ancient church, Michael Philip Penn

Kissing Christians : ritual and community in the late ancient church, Michael Philip Penn

Label
Kissing Christians : ritual and community in the late ancient church
Title
Kissing Christians
Title remainder
ritual and community in the late ancient church
Statement of responsibility
Michael Philip Penn
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Kissing Christians presents the first comprehensive study of the ritual kiss and how controversies surrounding it became part of larger debates regarding the internal structure of Christian communities and their relations with outsiders. Penn traces how Christian writers exalted those who kissed only fellow Christians, proclaimed that Jews did not have a kiss, prohibited exchanging the kiss with potential heretics, privileged the confessor's kiss, prohibited Christian men and women from kissing each other, and forbade laity from kissing clergy." "Kissing Christians also investigates connections between kissing and group cohesion, kissing practices and purity concerns, and how Christian leaders used the motif of the kiss of Judas to examine theological notions of loyalty, unity, forgiveness, hierarchy, and subversion." "Exploring connections between bodies, power, and performance, Kissing Christians bridges the gap between cultural and liturgical approaches to antiquity. It breaks significant new ground in its application of literary and sociological theory to liturgical history and will have a profound impact on these fields."--Jacket
Member of
Action
digitized
Cataloging source
E7B
Dewey number
270.1
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
BV197.K57
LC item number
P46 2005eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Divinations
Label
Kissing Christians : ritual and community in the late ancient church, Michael Philip Penn
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographies (pages 129-176) and index
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Kissing basics -- The kiss that binds : Christian communities and group cohesion -- Difference and distinction : the exclusive kiss -- Boundary violations : purity, promiscuity, and betrayal -- Conclusion
Control code
ocn868967267
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (195 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780812238808
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
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22573/ctt4934qw
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b32109544
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)868967267
  • pebcs0812203321
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

Library Locations

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