Болгов
Николай Николаевич

  Белгород   Белгородская область

2008

Article От страстей греха к подвигу аскетизма: феномен святости раскаявшихся блудниц в ранней византии

The authors investigated the phenomenon of a female body in the gender aspect of history and culture of Early Byzantium. Classical traditions of state, urban life and culture were the reason for a more civil self-identification of women at that time. Ideals of Christian asceticism paradoxically co-exist with debauch of sexual passions. The refusal from nudity and public presentation of a female body had been gradually closing women in the female half of the house. Phenomenon of sanctity of ex-fornicatrixes in Early Byzantium was a long and difficult way to Christian Ideal. Still, it was the honourary way.