Sexual Morality in the World's Religions

Sexual Morality in the World's Religions

by Geoffrey Parrinder, Edward Geoffrey Parrinder
     
 

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A unique exploration of sex and religion, covering a wide range of issues from marriage and celibacy, passion and love, to veiling, mystical union, and symbolism.See more details below

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A unique exploration of sex and religion, covering a wide range of issues from marriage and celibacy, passion and love, to veiling, mystical union, and symbolism.

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Library Journal
Parrinder (religion, King's Coll., London) offers a seminal work in a field that rarely gets explored-sex as discussed, expounded, and advocated in Hinduism, Buddhism, Islam, Judaism, Christianity, Taoism, Shintoism, Baha'i, and various African and Indian religions. The author has done a good job of reading through the many sacred texts and has written a nonerotic and non-sex hating study that is highly readable and entertaining. Not a scholarly tome-it lacks the necessary footnotes and extensive exposition-it has the flavor of an exploratory or invitational work, suggesting to the reader that here is an untouched area ready for deep, scholarly investigation. Recommended for public and academic libraries.-Glenn Norio Masuchika, Chaminade Univ. Lib., Honolulu

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ISBN-13:
9781851681082
Publisher:
Oneworld Publications
Publication date:
01/28/1996
Pages:
276
Product dimensions:
5.46(w) x 8.56(h) x 0.69(d)

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