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Sexual morality in the world's religions

Author: Geoffrey Parrinder
Publisher: Oxford, England ; Rockport, MA, USA : Oneworld Publications, ©1996.
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An exploration of sex and religion together within the historical and contemporary contexts of each of the world's major living religions, from the ancient traditions and practices of both Eastern  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Parrinder, Edward Geoffrey.
Sexual morality in the world's religions.
Oxford, England ; Rockport, MA, USA : Oneworld Publications, ©1996
(DLC) 96163435
(OCoLC)34556153
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Geoffrey Parrinder
ISBN: 9781435684683 1435684680 1282093584 9781282093584
OCLC Number: 291195450
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2011. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (276 pages)
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: 1. Introduction --
2. Sacred sex in India --
Divine examples --
Heroic ideals --
Marriage and ritual union --
Austerity and chastity --
Woman's lot --
Prostitution --
Sex manuals --
Religion and sex in art --
Yoga and Tantra --
Reaction --
3. Buddhist renunciation --
The Ascetic middle way --
Celibate and sexual power --
Buddhist Tantra --
Lay marriage and morality --
4. Other Indian traditions --
Jain Asceticism --
Sikh virility --
Parsi customs --
Tribal religions --
5. Chinese Yin and Yang --
Female and male --
Yin and Yang --
Tao --
Tao in sex --
Confucian morality --
Marriage --
Buddhist influences --
Variations --
Reactions --
6. Japan's floating world --
Shinto myth --
Phallicism and divine unions --
In and Yo --
Women and men --
Marriage --
Floating world and geishas --
7. Traditional Africa --
Attitudes --
Myths --
Phallicism --
Initiation --
Dowry and polygamy --
Fertility --
Taboos --
Change and decay --
8. Islamic customs --
The prophet --
Marriage in the Qur'an --
Sex in the traditions --
Sex in literature --
Mystical symbolism --
The status of women : early Islam, veiling, harems --
9. Hebrew affirmations --
Creation --
Phallicism and circumcision --
Male and female --
Love and marriage --
Symbolism --
10. Christian diversity --
The Gentile background --
The teaching and practice of Jesus --
Paul and others --
Monogamy and love --
The Ascetic early and medieval church --
Lay marriage and problems --
Virgin birth and mother --
Reformation change and conservatism --
Modern times --
Recent developments --
11. Baha'i ideals --
Chastity --
Marriage --
Divorce --
Contraception and abortion --
Homosexuality --
The status of women --
12. Modern influences --
Medicine --
Psychology --
Women's rights --
Variations --
Religious encounter.
Responsibility: Geoffrey Parrinder.

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