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This review is from: The History of Sexuality: The Will to Knowledge: The Will to Knowledge v. 1 (Paperback)
So much of Michel Faucault's studies on sexuality have become part of our contemporary consciousness on the issue that it is difficult for someone like myself who is not a specialist in the field to add much of value. My only serious question concerning these three volumes is why Faucault sees Hellenic and Roman culture being the exclusive precursors and sources for Christian and therefore modern concepts of sexuality. Little or no mention is made of Hebraic sources. It is, of course, possible that Hebraic sources plaid no significant role in this specific discourse, but given that they did, in fact, contribute to many other areas of Christian thought, at very least a discussion of the reasons for their putative lack of significance to this discourse is warranted.