Authors Archives: Louis Martin

Anti-feminism in Early Western Thought: St. Jerome, Evolution, and Culture

Abstract Focusing on the case of St. Jerome’s treatise Adversus Jovinian, I examine the way evolved tendencies joined with cultural forces to promote anti-feminist thought.  Although an eye-catching style and Jerome’s authority would have enhanced the cultural circulation of his ideas, their grounding in the biological necessities of sexual behavior indicates additional reasons for the […]

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