Love, Sex and Gender in the World Religions

Pages: 256
Subject: Religion
Imprint: Oneworld Academic
Illustrations: b&w photographs

Love, Sex and Gender in the World Religions

The second volume in a series offering a global approach to religious and ethical questions, this book brings together original work from some of the world's most well-known specialists in the field of of religion, sex and gender.
9781851682232 (31 Aug 2000)
RRP £23.00 / US$33.00

The Book

Bringing together original work from some of the world's leading specialists in the field, this new volume offers wide-ranging and enlightening new perspectives on the role of love, sex and gender in a variety of different faiths. Among the issues covered are gender politics, sexual symbolism and religious ecstasy, and their role in religions as diverse as Christianity and Tibetan Buddhism. Featuring essays by such distinguished thinkers as Arvind Sharma, Karen Lebacqz, Julius Lipner, Karen Jo Torjesen and Carter Heyward, this new collection combines classic sources of text and tradition with innovative ideas and modes of thought, creating a detailed but accessible study. This clear and concise book will challenge the reader to think creatively about both past and present concepts of sexuality, relationships and the role of women in the world faiths. It should be of interest to students, scholars and the interested general reader alike.

Additional Information

Subject Religion
Pages 256
Imprint Oneworld Academic
Illustrations b&w photographs


About the Author

Joseph Runzo ( ed) is Professor of Philosophy and Religious Studies at Chapman University and Life Fellow of Clare Hall, Cambridge University, he has published widely in philosophy and theology on issues of religious pluralism and religious ethics

Nancy martin (ed) is Assitant Professor of Religious Studies at Chapman University. The recipient of a Graves award for the Humanities, her research has involved extensive fieldwork in Rajasthan, and she is an acknowledged expert on devotional Hinduism and the religious lives of women.