Library of Essays on Sexuality and Religion (New edition)

Library of Essays on Sexuality and Religion (New edition)

By: Stephen Hunt (editor), Professor Stephen Hunt (series_editor)Mixed Media

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Interest in the intersection between sexuality and religion has now been mainstreamed into the agenda of theoretical and empirical research and this collection of ground-breaking essays is a landmark testament to the interest and achievements of academics in this area to date. The five volumes cover both established major and minor religions, as well as new expressions of religiosity and spirituality, and demonstrate that the relationship between the two phenomena of sexuality and religion is varied and multi-faceted, with enabling and constraining potentials, mediated through a variety of power structures. The essays show that religions tend to be inherently sex-negative, that sexuality is similarly inclined to flourish in the context of secular and assumed liberal and democratic spaces and that the relationship between religion and sexuality therefore can not be essentialised. This series forms an indispensable collection of breadth and depth for scholars from a wide range of interdisciplinary fields including sociology, theology, anthropology, religious studies, cultural studies and history, and offers an authoritative and convenient reference source for academic libraries.

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Stephen Hunt is Reader in Sociology at the University of the West of England, UK.



Product Details

  • publication date: 24/11/2010
  • ISBN13: 9780754629245
  • Format: Mixed Media
  • Number Of Pages: 2500
  • ID: 9780754629245
  • ISBN10: 0754629244
  • edition: New edition

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