Journals Higher Education



07 December 2007

336 Pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780195306323

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Celibacy and Religious Traditions

First Edition

Edited by Carl Olson

The purpose of this book is to examine how the practice of celibacy differs cross-culturally as well as historically within particular religious traditions. The essays demonstrate that celibacy is a complex phenomenon. The first collection of its kind, this book will be a valuable resource for courses in world religions, as well as a contribution to our understanding of this widespread but still puzzling human practice.