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Love, Sex and Gender in the World Religions : Library of Global Ethics & Religion - Nancy M. Martin

Love, Sex and Gender in the World Religions

Library of Global Ethics & Religion

By: Nancy M. Martin (Editor), Joseph Runzo (Editor)

Paperback Published: 1st June 2000
ISBN: 9781851682232
Number Of Pages: 336

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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.

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List of Contributors
Introductionp. 1
The Symbolism of Sex and the Reality of Godp. 15
Love's Insufficiency: Zen as Irritantp. 37
The God of Love and the Love of God in Christian and Hindu Traditionsp. 51
Loving the Goddess in Hinduismp. 89
Taming the Powers of Desire: Love and Sex in Jewish Culturep. 113
Love, Sex, and Gender Embodied: The Spirits of Haitian Vodoup. 129
Love's Sacred Grove: H.D.'s Poetics of Spiritualityp. 147
Toward a General Theory of Women and Religionp. 167
The Real Trouble with Confucianismp. 181
Gendered Imagery in Early Christian Theologies of Salvationp. 203
Politicizing Gender and Religion: Love for Women, Love for Islamp. 223
Krishna and the Gender of Longingp. 239
The Tarnished Temple: Sex and Difference in Christian Ethicsp. 259
Reason and Orgasm in Tibetan Buddhismp. 271
The Erotic as Power and the Love of Godp. 287
Suggested Further Readingp. 309
Indexp. 315
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ISBN: 9781851682232
ISBN-10: 1851682236
Series: Library of Global Ethics & Religion
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 336
Published: 1st June 2000
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 13.97  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.41
Edition Number: 1

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