Sexual Violence in History: A Bibliography

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Start: Topical Index: Representations: Religious Texts:

Representations: Religious Texts:

I n f o r m a t i o n

»The Apocryphon of John, also called the Secret Book of John or the Secret Revelation of John, is a 2nd-century Sethian Gnostic Christian pseudepigraphical text attributed to John the Apostle. It is one of the texts addressed by Irenaeus in his Against Heresies, placing its composition before 180 AD. It is presented as describing Jesus appearing and giving secret knowledge (gnosis) to his disciple John. The author describes it as having occurred after Jesus had "gone back to the place from which he came".« -- More information: Wikipedia

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Topical Index: Cases: Biblical Victims: Eve | Types: General: Rape

B i b l i o g r a p h y

I. Author Index

[Info] Hesso, Heikki T.K. Eve Rewritten: The character of Eve in writings Apocryphon of John (NHC I, 1 II, 1 IV, 1, BG 8502), the Nature of the Rulers (NHC II, 4) on the Origin of the World (NHC II, 5; NHC XIII, Brit. Lib. Or. 4926[1]) and in the Testimony of Truth (NHC IX, 3). Master Thesis, University of Helsinki, 2014.

[Info] Lillie, Celene. The Rape of Eve: The Transformation of Roman Ideology in Three Early Christian Retellings of Genesis. Minneapolis 2017.

[Info] Lillie, Celene. The Rulers' Rape of Eve: Sexual Violence and Subjugation, Transformation and Resistance in Roman History, Myth and Three Retellings of Genesis 1-6. Ph.D. Thesis, Union Theological Seminary, 2016.

[Info] Lillie, Celene. »The Rape of Eve.« The Routledge Companion to Eve. Edited by Caroline Blyth et al. London 2023: 60-73.

II. Speaker Index

[Info] Dawson, Cindy. »Hiding Sophia: Preservation of the Female Body's Value in Gnostic Mythology.« Annual Meeting of the Society of Biblical Literature. Boston 2017.

[Info] Lillie, Celene. »The Rape of Eve.« Westar National Meeting. Santa Rosa 2017.

[Info] Lillie, Celene. »The Rape of Eve: The Transformation of Roman Ideology In Three Early Christian Retellings of Genesis.« Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Religion. Boston 2017.