Christianity and Sexuality in the Early Modern World: by Merry Wiesner-Hanks

By Merry Wiesner-Hanks

The booklet surveys the ways that Christian rules and associations formed sexual norms and behavior from the time of Luther and Columbus to that of Thomas Jefferson. it really is international in scope and geographic in association, with chapters on Protestant, Catholic, and Orthodox Europe, Latin the United States, Africa and Asia, and North the United States. all of the key issues are coated, together with marriage and divorce, fornication and illegitimacy, clerical sexuality, same-sex family, witchcraft and love magic, ethical crimes, and inter-racial relationships.

Each bankruptcy during this moment variation has been absolutely up-to-date to mirror new scholarship, with elevated insurance of a few of the key concerns, relatively in parts open air of Europe. different updates contain additional research of the non secular rules and actions of normal humans in Europe, and new fabric at the colonial international.

The e-book units its findings in the context of many ancient fields- the background of sexuality and the physique, women's historical past, felony and non secular historical past, queer idea, and colonial experiences- and offers readers with an creation to key theoretical and methodological matters in each one of those parts. each one bankruptcy comprises an intensive part on additional examining, surveying and commenting at the most modern English-language secondary literature.

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