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The Library of Essays on Sexuality and Religion: The Library of Essays on Sexuality and Religion


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Interest in the intersection between sexuality and religion has now been mainstreamed into the agenda of theoretical and empirical research and this collection of ground-breaking essays is a landmark testament to the interest and achievements of academics in this area to date. The five volumes cover both established major and minor religions, as well as new expressions of religiosity and spirituality, and demonstrate that the relationship between the two phenomena of sexuality and religion is varied and multi-faceted, with enabling and constraining potentials, mediated through a variety of power structures. The essays show that religions tend to be inherently sex-negative, that sexuality is similarly inclined to flourish in the context of secular and assumed liberal and democratic spaces and that the relationship between religion and sexuality therefore can not be essentialised. This series forms an indispensable collection of breadth and depth for scholars from a wide range of interdisciplinary fields including sociology, theology, anthropology, religious studies, cultural studies and history, and offers an authoritative and convenient reference source for academic libraries.

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Christianity

Christianity

1st Edition

Edited By Stephen Hunt
November 08, 2010

For two millennia Christianity has embraced fairly consistent views of human sexuality. Today, there exist more varied outlooks on the subject. This volume on Christianity in the The Library of Essays on Sexuality and Religion series overviews the contrasting Christian perceptions of sexuality. ...

Religions of the East

Religions of the East

1st Edition

Edited By Stephen Hunt
November 17, 2010

Under the rubric of 'Religions of the East', which includes Buddhism, Hinduism, Sikhism, Janiism and a myriad of Chinese religio-philosophies, are a vast range of views concerning human sexuality. These contrasting attitudes are mapped through this volume on Religions of the East in The Library of ...

Indigenous Religions

Indigenous Religions

1st Edition

Edited By Stephen Hunt
November 28, 2010

This volume on Indigenous Religions in The Library of Essays on Sexuality and Religion series focuses on indigenous religions and their attitudes towards human sexuality. Through previously-published articles the volume gives full scope to attitudes towards sexuality found in a vast range of ...

Judaism and Islam

Judaism and Islam

1st Edition

Edited By Stephen Hunt
November 17, 2010

This volume on Judaism and Islam in The Library of Essays on Sexuality and Religion series overviews perceptions of human sexuality through two major monotheistic faiths, namely Judaism and Islam. Part 1 presents previously published articles on Judaism and sexuality from a historical perspective, ...

New Religions and Spiritualities

New Religions and Spiritualities

1st Edition

Edited By Stephen Hunt
November 28, 2010

Since the 1960s a fresh wave of new religions and what has come to be termed 'spiritualities' have been evident on a global scale. This volume in The Library of Essays on Sexuality and Religion focuses on these 'new' religions and their often contentious attitudes towards human sexuality. Part 1, ...

The Library of Essays on Sexuality and Religion: 5-Volume Set

The Library of Essays on Sexuality and Religion: 5-Volume Set

1st Edition

Edited By Stephen Hunt
November 24, 2010

Interest in the intersection between sexuality and religion has now been mainstreamed into the agenda of theoretical and empirical research and this collection of ground-breaking essays is a landmark testament to the interest and achievements of academics in this area to date. The five volumes ...

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