书名: Sex, Marriage, and Family in World Religions
作者: Don S. Browning (Author), M. Christian Green (Author), John Witte Jr.(Author)
出版社: Columbia University Press (January 3, 2006)
Spanning thousands of years, this new collection brings together writings and teachings about sex, marriage, and family from the Jewish, Christian, Islamic, Hindu, Buddhist, and Confucian traditions. The volume includes traditional texts as well as contemporary materials showing how the religions have responded to the changing conditions and mores of modern life. It reveals the similarities and differences among the various religions and the development of ideas and teachings within each tradition. Selections shed light on each religion’s views on a range of subjects, including sexuality and sexual pleasure, the meaning and purpose of marriage, the role of betrothal, the status of women, the place of romance, grounds for divorce, celibacy, and sexual deviance.
Separate chapters devoted to each religion include introductions by leading scholars that contextualize the readings. The selections are drawn from a variety of genres including ritual, legal, theological, poetic, and mythic texts. The volume contains such diverse examples as the Zohar on conjugal manners, a contemporary Episcopalian liturgy for same-sex unions, Qur’anic passages on the equality of the sexes, the Ka–masu–tra on husbands, wives, and lovers, Buddhist writings on celibacy, and Confucian teachings on filial piety.
Contributors include: Michael S. Berger, Emory University; Azizah Y. al-Hibri, Richmond School of Law; Alan Cole, Lewis and Clark College; Paul B. Courtright, Emory University; Patricia Buckley Ebrey, University of Washington; Raja M. El-Habti, Muslim Women Lawyers for Human Rights; Luke Timothy Johnson, Emory University; Mark D. Jordan, Emory University
“A riveting, definitive, must-read guide through family and religion, Sex, Marriage, and Family in World Religions collects and elucidates the seminal texts of six ancient faiths that today permeate regional cultures, both dividing and offering hope of unity to a fragile global world. ” – Steven Ozment, Harvard University, author of A Mighty Fortress: A New History of the German People
About the Author
Don S. Browning is the Alexander Campbell Professor Emeritus of Religious Ethics and the Social Sciences at the University of Chicago. He is the author or editor of more than forty books, including Marriage and Modernization: How Globalization Threatens Marriage and What to Do About It. He lives in Chicago, Illinois
John Witte Jr is the Jonas Robitscher Professor of Law and director of the Center for the Study of Law and Religion at Emory University. He has published numerous volumes and is a coeditor of The Teachings of Modern Christianity on Law, Politics, and Human Nature (Columbia). He lives in Atlanta, Georgia
M. Christian Green is a visiting lecturer on ethics at Harvard Divinity School and senior fellow in the Center for the Study of Law and Religion at Emory University. She lives in Brookline, Massachusetts.