Correcting Some Misconceptions About St. Augustine's Sex Life
Journal of the History of Sexuality, Vol. 11, No. 4. (October 2002), pp. 545-569.
27 Pages Posted: 10 Sep 2013
Date Written: June 1, 2002
I examine the common opinion, that St. Augustine, before he converted to Christianity, engaged in sexual activity with other boys and men. I find all the arguments in favor of that view to be weak. By contrast, I find strong reasons to believe that Augustine did not engage in such activity.
Keywords: Augustine, Sexuality, Promiscuity, Christian Ethics, Homosexuality, Bisexuality, John Boswell, Confessions, Garry Wills, Peter Brown, Everyman, Marjorie Garber
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