Sex, Marriage, and Family in World Religions - M. Christian Green - Bøger - Columbia University Press - 9780231131179 - March 30, 2009

Sex, Marriage, and Family in World Religions

M. Christian Green

Sex, Marriage, and Family in World Religions

Spanning thousands of years, this collection brings together writings and teachings about sex, marriage, and family from the Jewish, Christian, Islamic, Hindu, Confucian, and Buddhist traditions. It reveals the similarities and differences among the teachings of each tradition and the development of their ideas and practices over time. Selections address a range of subjects, including sexuality and sexual pleasure, the meaning and purpose of marriage, the role of betrothal, the status of women, the place of romance, divorce, celibacy, and sexual deviance. Drawn from a variety of genres, including ritual, legal, theological, poetic, and mythological texts, the chapters present and analyze a diverse range of sources, such as the Zohar on conjugal manners, a contemporary Episcopalian liturgy for same-sex unions, Qur'anic passages on the equality of the sexes, the Ka-masu-tra on husbands, wives, and lovers, Buddhist writings on celibacy, and Confucian teachings on filial piety.

496 pages

Mídia Livros     Paperback Book   (Livro de capa flexível e brochura)
Lançado USA, March 30, 2009
ISBN13 9780231131179
Editoras Columbia University Press
Páginas 496
Dimensões 156 × 233 × 25 mm   ·   690 g
Editor Browning, Don S.
Editor Green, M. Christian
Editor Witte, John, Jr.

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