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Love in the DarkPhilosophy by Another Name$
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Diane Enns

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9780231178969

Published to Columbia Scholarship Online: January 2017

DOI: 10.7312/columbia/9780231178969.001.0001

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Legacy

Legacy

Chapter:
(p.1) Part I (p.2) (p.3) Legacy
Source:
Love in the Dark
Author(s):

Diane Enns

Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:10.7312/columbia/9780231178969.003.0001

Part I delves into the author’s past as a Mennonite girl inheriting Christian and Platonic paradigms of love that assume a stark division between mind and body or spirit and flesh and exert patriarchal control over female sexuality and behavior. The prejudice against “vulgar love” for women is highlighted in the writings of Plato, Augustine and Abelard, and an alternative account of erotic desire is traced to Sappho’s lyrical poems and the biblical Song of Solomon. Personal reflections on youthful passion in conflict with religious fervor weave in and out of philosophical exposition.

Keywords:   flesh, eros, vulgar love, women’s sexuality, sacrifice, Mennonites

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