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 Hypostasis of the Archons, also called The Reality of the Rulers or The Nature of the Rulers, is a Gnostic writing. The only known surviving manuscript is in Coptic as the fourth tractate in Codex II of the Nag Hammadi library. It has some similarities with On the Origin of the World, which immediately follows it in the codex. The Coptic version is a translation of a Greek original, possibly written in Egypt in the third century AD. The text begins as an exegesis on Genesis 1-6 and concludes as a discourse explaining the nature of the world's evil authorities. It applies Christian Gnostic beliefs to the Jewish origin story«. -- 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] 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.

[Info] Matheson, E. Meaghan. »Subverting Sexual Violence, Critiquing Worldly Power: A Reading of the Roman System of Punishment and Entertainment in the Hypostasis of the Archons.« Symposia 7 (2015): 17-29.

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.