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

By Merry Wiesner-Hanks

The booklet surveys the ways that Christian principles 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 US, Africa and Asia, and North the US. the entire key issues are coated, together with marriage and divorce, fornication and illegitimacy, clerical sexuality, same-sex kin, witchcraft and love magic, ethical crimes, and inter-racial relationships.

Each bankruptcy during this moment variation has been totally up to date to mirror new scholarship, with improved insurance of some of the key concerns, rather in components outdoor 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 global.

The e-book units its findings in the context of many old fields- the background of sexuality and the physique, women's background, criminal and spiritual historical past, queer conception, and colonial reports- and gives readers with an creation to key theoretical and methodological matters in each one of those components. each one bankruptcy contains an in depth part on extra studying, surveying and commenting at the most recent English-language secondary literature.

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