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Love, Sex and Gender in the World Religions

Love, Sex and Gender in the World Religions

by Nancy M. Martin, Joseph RunzoNancy M. Martin
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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781851682232
Publisher: Oneworld Publications
Publication date: 08/01/2000
Series: The Library of Global Ethics and Religion Series
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 5.30(w) x 8.50(h) x 1.00(d)

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.

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