Study of the genesis of modern Jewish and, Christian attitudes toward gender and sexuality,, exploring the ways in which Greek and Roman, attitudes toward gender and sexuality shaped, Judaism and Christianity at their origins., Assessment of the extent to which the two, religious traditions shaped broader cultural, attitudes and practices relating to gender and, sex, using the study of sex and gender in early, Judaism and Christianity to take a critical look, at how we define "religion" in the premodern, world.