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Desiring ConversionHermas, Thecla, Aseneth$
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B. Diane Lipsett

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780199754519

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199754519.001.0001

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Conclusion

Conclusion

The Narrativity of Desire, Restraint, and Conversion

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(p.123) Five Conclusion
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Desiring Conversion
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B. Diane Lipsett

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199754519.003.0005

The conclusion compares concisely how the different narrative textures and particularities of the tales of Hermas, Thecla, and Aseneth generate discrete representations of conversion. It also offers a compressed summary of some of the gender-laden elements in these conversion stories: virginity, celibacy, masculinity, self-mastery and desire. Each story offers a distinctive development of the thematic of desire, restraint, and conversion.

Keywords:   Hermas, Thecla, Aseneth, desire, restraint, narrative texture, conversion

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