The Grotesque Body in Early Christian Discourse: Hell, Scatology and Metamorphosis (BibleWorld)

The Grotesque Body in Early Christian Discourse: Hell, Scatology and Metamorphosis (BibleWorld)


Early Christian apocryphal and conical records current us with gruesome photographs of the human physique, usually combining the playful and funny with the repulsive, and nervous. First to 3rd century Christian literature was once formed by way of the discourse round and imagery of the human physique. This research analyses how the iconography of physically cruelty and visceral morality used to be produced and sophisticated from the very begin of Christian heritage. The resources variety throughout Greek comedy, Roman and Jewish demonology, and metamorphosis traditions. The research unearths how those photos originated, have been followed, and have been formed to the carrier of a doctrinally and psychologically persuasive Christian message.

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