Sex and the Church in the Long Eighteenth Century

- Religion, Enlightenment and the Sexual Revolution

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Sex and the Church in the Long Eighteenth Century
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Bog, hardback
Udgivelsesdato:
28-02-2017
Sprog:
Engelsk
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The Long Eighteenth Century was the Age of Revolutions, including the first sexual revolution. In this era, sexual toleration began and there was a marked increase in the discussion of morality, extra-marital sex, pornography and same-sex relationships in both print and visual culture media. William Gibson and Joanne Begiato here consider the ways in which the Church of England dealt with sex and sexuality in this period. Despite the backdrop of an increasingly secularising society, religion continued to play a key role in politics, family life and wider society and the eighteenth-century Church was still therefore a considerable force, especially in questions of morality. This book integrates themes of gender and sexuality into a broader understanding of the Church of England in the eighteenth century. It shows that, rather than distancing itself from sex through diminishing teaching, regulation and punishment, the Church not only paid attention to it, but its attitudes to sex and sexuality were at the core of society's reactions to the first sexual revolution.

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Udgivelsesdato:
28-02-2017
ISBN13:
9781784533779
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625 g
Dybde:
25 mm
Bredde:
156 mm
Højde:
234 mm
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Hardback
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