Sexual Morality in the World's Religions

Pages: 284
Subject: Religion
Imprint: Oneworld Academic
Illustrations: bibliography, index

Sexual Morality in the World's Religions

Geoffrey Parrinder

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 and Western religions to the modern influences of medicine, psychology and women's rights
Paperback
9781851681082 (10 Jan 1998)
RRP £29.99 / US$36.00

The Book

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 and Western religions to the modern influences of medicine, psychology and women's rights. The book covers a wide range of subjects, including marriage and celibacy, monogamy and polygamy, homosexuality, passion and love, veiling and harems, Yoga and Tantra, Yin and Yang, mystical union and symbolism

Additional Information

Subject Religion
Pages 284
Imprint Oneworld Academic
Illustrations bibliography, index

 

About the Author

Geoffrey Parrinder is Emeritus Professor of the Comparative Study of Religions at King's College London. He has travelled and lectured widely, and is author of many highly successful books on world religions, which have been translated into ten languages.

Table of Contents

Introduction 1


2. Sacred Sex In India 5


3. Buddhist Renunciation 41


4. Other Indian Traditions 59


5. Chinese Yin and Yang 77


6. Japan's Floating World 103


7. Traditional Africa 127


8. Islamic Customs 151


9. Hebrew Affirmations 178


10. Christian Diversity 202


11. Baha'I Ideals 242


12. Modern Influences 252

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