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

»On the Origin of the World is a Gnostic work dealing with creation and the end time. It was found among the texts in the Nag Hammadi library, in Codex II and Codex XIII, immediately following the Reality of the Rulers. There are many parallels between the two texts. The work is untitled; modern scholars call it "On the Origin of the World" based on its contents. It may have been written in Alexandria near the end of the third century, based on its combination of Jewish, Manichaean, Christian, Greek, and Egyptian ideas. The unknown author's audience appears to be outsiders who are unfamiliar with the Gnostic view of how the world came into being. The contents provide an alternate interpretation of Genesis, in which the dark ruler Yaldabaoth created heaven and earth, and a wise instructor opened the minds of Adam and Eve to the truth when they ate from the Tree of Knowledge.« -- More information: Wikipedia

K e y w o r d s

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.