2010 NAPS Presidential Address: "Fleeing the Uxorious Kingdom": Augustine's Queer Theology of Marriage

  title={2010 NAPS Presidential Address: "Fleeing the Uxorious Kingdom": Augustine's Queer Theology of Marriage},
  author={Virginia Burrus},
  journal={Journal of Early Christian Studies},
  pages={1 - 20}
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  • Published 30 March 2011
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