Virginity--Religious aspects--History.; Celibacy--Christianity--History of doctrines--Early church, ca. 30-600.
Thesis advisor: Glenn Sunshine.; " ... in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Arts in History."; M.A.,Central Connecticut State University,,2000.; Includes bibliographical references (leaves 63-66).
This project proposes to situate Cooper's Chingachgook and Hetty,Melville's Queequeg, and
Hawthorne's Pearl and Priscilla, as rhetorical characters of what shall be termed the primitive-as-savior
tradition of American fiction. This rhetoric...