Wild Constraint: The Case for Chastity

Wild Constraint: The Case for Chastity

by Jenny Taylor, Taylor


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Wild Constraint: The Case for Chastity by Jenny Taylor, Taylor

In A Wild Constraint: The Case for Chastity, Taylor addresses the provocative subject of celibacy. Too often considered an exclusively religious option, celibacy has been reclaimed by some feminists and sociologists over the last 20 years as a radical alternative in secular society to the liberal sexual lifestyle. What, after all, is sexual liberation when so often the outcome is pain and social chaos? In the context of promiscuity, sexual abuse and confusion, celibacy can herald a different sexual freedom. Jenny Taylor draws on personal experience and interviews with men and women of all ages to demonstrate the impact of the sexual revolution and to make a case for celibacy. She argues that celibacy is a viable alternative that deserves to be taken seriously and challenges the church to speak out for sexual abstinence with confidence and certainty.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780826487124
Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date: 02/11/2009
Pages: 176
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.38(d)

About the Author

Jenny Taylor is a well-known journalist and academic, and a published author. She is Director of Lapido Media, a charity that promotes religious literacy in public affairs. Her writing has appeared in numerous textbooks and academic journals. Her previous book Faith and Power: Christianity and Islam in 'Secular' Britain is published by SPCK and Wipf and Stock.

Table of Contents

Introduction Ch 1 ‘Ready for Sex' Ch 2 In the Image of Dog: Freud and his Disciples Ch 3 Sex and the Destruction of Childhood Ch 4 Virtue and the Vamp: Women as Culture Carriers Ch 5 The Church's Turban Against Chastity Ch 6 Alone Again - Naturally Ch 7 Sexuality for Society Ch 8 Surviving Chastity Bibliography Index

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