Sex and Religion in the Bible

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Calum Carmichael applies traditional philological methods to illuminate contemporary ethical, cultural and religious issues in this reading of some of the most famous Biblical narratives concerning marriage, sexuality, fertility and impurity. Arguing that these texts were never intended to give a factual account of daily life, he turns his attention instead to the exploration of the authors' imagination and intelligence, revealing the subtlety and sophistication of their views and the link between sexual morality and Israelite identity.Off-mint.

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Sex and Religion in the Bible

Sex and Religion in the Bible

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9780300153774     Product Code: 297343

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Calum Carmichael applies traditional philological methods to illuminate contemporary ethical, cultural and religious issues in this reading of some of the most famous Biblical narratives concerning marriage, sexuality, fertility and impurity. Arguing that these texts were never intended to give a factual account of daily life, he turns his attention instead to the exploration of the authors' imagination and intelligence, revealing the subtlety and sophistication of their views and the link between sexual morality and Israelite identity.Off-mint.

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