Huber Publishes Article on Revelation and Virginity

Lynn R. Huber, assistant professor of religious studies, has published an article in the current volume of the Journal of Men, Masculinities and Spiritualities.  Titled “Sexually Explicit?  Re-reading Revelation’s 144,000 Virgins as a Response to Roman Social Discourses,” this article examines the metaphorical representation of the faithful as male virgins in relation to the constructions of masculinity in the
first-century Roman Empire.  Huber argues that such an investigation reveals how this
imagery functions as part of Revelation’s rejection of Roman discourse,
including the pro-family rhetoric of the Empire and popular depictions
of the hyper-masculine male.

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