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Sexuality as a Guide to Ethics: God and the Variable Body in English Literature

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Part of the Genders and Sexualities in History book series (GSX)

Abstract

Theological amnesia is a key element addressed in Chris Mounsey’s contribution (‘Sexuality as a Guide to Ethics: God and the Variable Body in English Literature’), which makes an explicit link between past and contemporary changes in religious attitudes. His focus is on early modern Britain and the writings of Aphra Behn and Jonathan Swift who understood their own lives and developed their own sexualities, not by following the changing moral codes of the old and the new churches, but by following the devices and desires of their own bodies.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of WinchesterWinchesterUK

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