- Introduction and overview -- Roman patriarchy: entering the darkness -- Why Rome? why now? -- Roman patriarchy and violence -- Vergil on the darkness visible -- Apuleius on conversion -- Augustine on conversion -- Resistance across time and culture -- Resistance: religion -- The historical Jesus -- The Jews and Christian anti-semitism -- The argument for toleration -- Christian resistance: Bayle and Locke -- Jewish resistance: Spinoza -- Ethical religion and constitutional rights -- Radical abolitionism -- Martin Luther King, Jr. -- Religion and the values of constitutional democracy -- The legacy of celibacy -- The priest abuse scandal -- James Carroll on resistance to war and anti-semitism -- Resistance: psychology -- Freud's opening and closing to women -- The alternative psychology of Ian D. Suttie -- The lens of gender -- Resistance: the artists -- Why art? -- Hemingway's a farewell to arms -- Joyce's Ulysses -- Wharton's Age of innocence -- Virginia Woolf's Mrs. Dalloway, to the lighthouse, and three guineas -- D.H. Lawrence's Lady Chatterley's lover -- Resistance: politics -- Between patriarchy and democracy: contradictions in American constitutionalism -- The psychological roots of fascism and the rebirth of democratic constitutionalism -- Irrational prejudice: anti-semitism as the model for racism, sexism, and homophobia -- The resistance movements of the 1960s and later -- Resistance to fundamentalism in American constitutional law -- Democracy's future -- The contemporary scene -- Impact of western colonialism in Asia and the Middle East: the war on terror -- Sexual voice and the interpretation of the 1960s.
- 9780521898980 (hardback)
- Bibliography Note:
- Includes bibliographical references (pages 303-324) and index.
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