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Marriage and Sexual Relationships

Andrew R. Holmes

in The Shaping of Ulster Presbyterian Belief and Practice, 1770-1840

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780199288656
eISBN:
9780191710759
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199288656.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Church History

This chapter outlines official marriage practices and attitudes, with particular reference to the established church, before examining the communal aspect of marriage and sexual relations within the ... More


Impurity, Intermarriage, and Conversion in Second Temple Sources

Christine E. Hayes

in Gentile Impurities and Jewish Identities: Intermarriage and Conversion from the Bible to the Talmud

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195151206
eISBN:
9780199834273
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195151208.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

While most Second Temple sources follow the Pentateuch in permitting marriage with Gentiles who renounce idolatry and immorality, others – such as Jubilees and 4QMMT– do not. In these two works, ... More


Intermarriage in the Writings of Paul and the Early Church Fathers

Christine E. Hayes

in Gentile Impurities and Jewish Identities: Intermarriage and Conversion from the Bible to the Talmud

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195151206
eISBN:
9780199834273
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195151208.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

Pauline and early Christian attitudes towards the marriage of believers and nonbelievers owe much to the rhetoric and ideology introduced by Ezra and developed in related Second Temple sources (such ... More


De Bono Coniugali: The Good of Marriage

P. G. Walsh

in De bono coniugali and De sancta virginitate

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
April 2004
ISBN:
9780198269953
eISBN:
9780191601132
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198269951.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

Marriage is the natural institution of society established for companionship and for the continuation of the human race. It must be lifelong, and the partners must show total fidelity to each other. ... More


Gossip, Silence, or Accusation

Ulinka Rublack

in The Crimes of Women in Early Modern Germany

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198208860
eISBN:
9780191678165
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198208860.003.0001
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

A central paradox of early modern government was the disjunction between an ever-widening programme of moral policing and the lack of corresponding investment in preventive measures and police ... More


Sinful Sexualities

Ulinka Rublack

in The Crimes of Women in Early Modern Germany

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198208860
eISBN:
9780191678165
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198208860.003.0004
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

The chapter discusses in some detail the changes in legislation and legal practice in regard to fornication and premarital sex. It looks at the economic and social situation of those women who were ... More


The Right of Intimate Association

Jeffrey M. Shaman

in Equality and Liberty in the Golden Age of State Constitutional Law

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195334340
eISBN:
9780199868773
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195334340.003.0007
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter discusses laws regulating sexual relations between consenting adults (married or not) and laws regulating gay and lesbian sexual relations. At one time, all of the states adopted ... More


The Making of Fornication: Eros, Ethics, and Political Reform in Greek Philosophy and Early Christianity

Kathy Gaca

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520235991
eISBN:
9780520929463
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520235991.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

This work provides a reassessment of the emergence and nature of Christian sexual morality, the dominant moral paradigm in Western society since late antiquity. While many scholars, including Michel ... More


Introduction: Ancient Greek Sexual Blueprints for Social Order

Kathy L. Gaca

in The Making of Fornication: Eros, Ethics, and Political Reform in Greek Philosophy and Early Christianity

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520235991
eISBN:
9780520929463
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520235991.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

This book aims to resolve an important philosophical and historical problem about the making of sexual morality in Western culture. There are three main reasons why many scholars emphasize apparent ... More


From the Prophets to Paul: Converting Whore Culture into the Lord’s Veiled Bride

Kathy L. Gaca

in The Making of Fornication: Eros, Ethics, and Political Reform in Greek Philosophy and Early Christianity

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520235991
eISBN:
9780520929463
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520235991.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

This chapter addresses the conversion of whore culture into the Lord's veiled bride. The metaphor of spiritual fornication informs what it means to identify women as “harlots” or “whores” in the ... More


Philo’s Reproductive City of God

Kathy L. Gaca

in The Making of Fornication: Eros, Ethics, and Political Reform in Greek Philosophy and Early Christianity

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520235991
eISBN:
9780520929463
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520235991.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

This chapter argues that Philo's religious sexual ethic is an innovative synthesis which combines the Pentateuchal laws and sexual poetics of spiritual fornication with the sexual-reform plans of the ... More


Conclusion: The Demise of Greek Eros and Reproduction

Kathy L. Gaca

in The Making of Fornication: Eros, Ethics, and Political Reform in Greek Philosophy and Early Christianity

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520235991
eISBN:
9780520929463
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520235991.003.0011
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

Paul, in his mission, issues a universal and Christ-centered version of the Septuagintal imperative against the fornicating mores of the Canaanites and rebellious Israelites. The religious sexual ... More


Sex

Elizabeth Price Foley

in Liberty for All: Reclaiming Individual Privacy in a New Era of Public Morality

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300109832
eISBN:
9780300134995
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300109832.003.0005
Subject:
History, Social History

The right to participate in consensual sex is not absolute and depends upon various restrictions that relate to whether one is single or married, heterosexual or homosexual, whether the sex is ... More


“Sensured to be whipped uppon a Lecture daie”

Heather Miyano Kopelson

in Faithful Bodies: Performing Religion and Race in the Puritan Atlantic

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479805006
eISBN:
9781479814268
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479805006.003.0010
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter examines the legal shift in the status of women of color in seventeenth-century Bermuda following the appearance of racial distinctions in Bermudian statutory law regulating sex. In ... More


“If any white woman shall have a child by any Negroe or other slave”

Heather Miyano Kopelson

in Faithful Bodies: Performing Religion and Race in the Puritan Atlantic

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479805006
eISBN:
9781479814268
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479805006.003.0011
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter focuses on the irregular appearance of race and specific religious affiliation in English colonial laws in Bermuda and Massachusetts regulating sex. The 1662 Virginia statute doubled the ... More


Prostitution, sin and the law

Brian Pullan

in Tolerance, Regulation and Rescue: Dishonoured women and abandoned children in Italy, 1300-1800

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781784991296
eISBN:
9781526115034
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781784991296.003.0003
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

This chapter analyses late medieval arrangements to accommodate ‘common’ prostitutes in official brothels and designated vice districts and to allow them limited tolerance on the margins of ... More


“The Slaves of Hymen”: White Women’s Sexuality and the Insistence on Marriage

Kelly A. Ryan

in Regulating Passion: Sexuality and Patriarchal Rule in Massachusetts, 1700–1830

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199928422
eISBN:
9780199345694
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199928422.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

Over the eighteenth century, a sexual double standard existed in cultural understandings and judicial prosecutions of fornication, adultery, infanticide, and prostitution. Prosecutions against ... More


“The Passions Are against You”: White Men’s Sexual Reputations

Kelly A. Ryan

in Regulating Passion: Sexuality and Patriarchal Rule in Massachusetts, 1700–1830

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199928422
eISBN:
9780199345694
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199928422.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

Prior to the American Revolution, the patriarchal order changed to increase all white men’s power. Sexual reputation and regulation grew in importance as mechanisms to solidify wealthy and mature ... More


Sex

Suzannah Lipscomb

in The Voices of Nimes: Women, Sex, and Marriage in Reformation Languedoc

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
December 2018
ISBN:
9780198797661
eISBN:
9780191839030
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198797661.003.0007
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History, Cultural History

Section 1 considers sexual intercourse outside marriage, known as paillardise. Drawing on two hundred cases, it examines attitudes to sexual sin and the circumstances that aroused suspicion. It looks ... More


Sanctifying Physical Relationships

Kirk M. Summers

in Morality After Calvin: Theodore Beza's Christian Censor and Reformed Ethics

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780190280079
eISBN:
9780190280093
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190280079.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter examines Beza’s defense of the execution of Susanne Fontaine, an adulterer at Geneva, and his disgust at the handling of the punishment of one of her partners, Jean Sarasin. At issue is ... More


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