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Exploring sexuality and spirituality : an introduction to an interdisciplinary field / edited by Phil Shining and Nicol Michelle Epple.

Contributor(s): Shining, Phil [editor.] | Epple, Nicol Michelle [editor.]Material type: TextTextSeries: At the interface / probing the boundaries ; volume132Publisher: Leiden ; Boston : Brill | Rodopi, [2021]Description: xviii, 405 pages : illustrations (some color) 24 cmContent type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9789004430792Subject(s): Sex -- Religious aspects | SpiritualityAdditional physical formats: Online version:: Exploring sexuality and spiritualityDDC classification: H30.1 LOC classification: BL65.S4 | E945 2021Summary: "The wide spectrum of links and interrelations found amongst the diversity of human sexual expressions and spiritual practices around the world constitutes one of the most fruitful grounds of scholarly research today. Exploring Sexuality and Spirituality introduces an emerging academic field of studies focused on the multiplicity of problematizations intersecting spirituality and sexuality, from eroticism and ecstasy embodiments to inner spiritual cultivation, intimate relationships, sex education, and gender empowerment. This collection of essays addresses subjects such as prehistoric art, Queer Theology, BDSM, Tantra, the Song of Songs, 'la petite mort', asceticism, feminist performative protests, and sexually charged landscapes, among others. Through varied methodologies and state-of-the-art interdisciplinary approaches, this volume becomes highly useful for readers engaged in the integration of scholarly and practical knowledge. Contributors: Huai Bao, Ana Álvarez Borrero, Assumpta Sabuco Cantó, Rita Dirks, John R. Dupuche, Nicol Michelle Epple, Pavel Hlavinka, Richard Alan Northover, Catherine Papadopoullos, Phil Shining, Dennis Alan Winters"-- Provided by publisher.
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"The wide spectrum of links and interrelations found amongst the diversity of human sexual expressions and spiritual practices around the world constitutes one of the most fruitful grounds of scholarly research today. Exploring Sexuality and Spirituality introduces an emerging academic field of studies focused on the multiplicity of problematizations intersecting spirituality and sexuality, from eroticism and ecstasy embodiments to inner spiritual cultivation, intimate relationships, sex education, and gender empowerment. This collection of essays addresses subjects such as prehistoric art, Queer Theology, BDSM, Tantra, the Song of Songs, 'la petite mort', asceticism, feminist performative protests, and sexually charged landscapes, among others. Through varied methodologies and state-of-the-art interdisciplinary approaches, this volume becomes highly useful for readers engaged in the integration of scholarly and practical knowledge. Contributors: Huai Bao, Ana Álvarez Borrero, Assumpta Sabuco Cantó, Rita Dirks, John R. Dupuche, Nicol Michelle Epple, Pavel Hlavinka, Richard Alan Northover, Catherine Papadopoullos, Phil Shining, Dennis Alan Winters"-- Provided by publisher.

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