Sex, Marriage, and Family in World Religions

Sex, Marriage, and Family in World Religions

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qSpanning thousands of years, this new collection brings together writings and teachings about sex, marriage, and family from the Jewish, Christian, Islamic, Hindu, Buddhist, and Confucian traditions. Chosen and introduced by leading scholars of each religion, the volume's selections include a wide array of traditional texts. The book also contains contemporary writings, responding to the changing mores and conditions of modern life.q qSex, Marriage and Family in World Religions reveals the similarities and differences among the various religions and the development of ideas and teachings within each tradition. It sheds light on each religion's views on a wide variety 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, grounds for divorce, celibacy, and sexual deviance.q--BOOK JACKET.As soon as he thought of him, he came to the king immediately, bowed to him, and said, a€œWhat can I do for you? ... The noble king made love to his wife for a very long time, while he continued to rule his subjects, and then she bore him a son, anbsp;...

Title:Sex, Marriage, and Family in World Religions
Author:Don S. Browning, M. Christian. Green, John Witte Jr.
Publisher:Columbia University Press - 2006-04-04


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