This book is intended for an educated general readership and for use in college courses. It is also intended to be a supplement to other texts in introductory courses in various religious traditions, because the issues raised by its essays play pivotal roles in many cultures. Moreover, the chapters in this book are intended to introduce students to the role of celibacy, or a lack of it, in various religious traditions, and the contributors present the rationale for its observance (or not) within the context of each tradition.
|Print publication date: 2007||Print ISBN-13: 9780195306316|
|Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2008||DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195306316.001.0001|