Sexual practices & the medieval church

by Vern L. Bullough

Publisher: Prometheus Books, 1982. in Buffalo, N.Y

Written in English
Published: Pages: 289 Downloads: 308
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Subjects:

  • Sex customs -- History,
  • Sex -- Religious aspects -- Christianity -- Middle Ages, 600-1500

Edition Notes

StatementVern L. Bullough & James Brundage.
ContributionsBrundage, James A.
The Physical Object
Paginationxii, 289 p. ;
Number of Pages289
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL19307377M

The medieval Church was obsessed with sex to a quite painful degree. A series of "penitential books" began to appear which explored the subject of sex It was as part of its comprehensive attempt to make the sexual act as difficult as possible that the Church devised laws against the practice of abortion. Neither Romans, Jews nod Greeks.   Sexual Practices and the Medieval Church. (Buffalo: Prometheus Books). Burrows, Toby (). "The Templars' Case for their Defence in " Journal of Religious History, Canosa, Romano (). Storia di una grande paura: La sodomia a Firenze e a Venezia nel Quattrocento. (Milan: Feltrinelli). Cantarella, Eva ().   Fornication and Adultery Fornication. Although forced to accept sex between married couples as legitimate and even useful (for procreation), the church urged a suppression of sexual desire in favor of spirituality, which was considered to be man's true vocation in life. Celibacy and virginity were exalted as "the highest forms of life," according to Jeffrey Richards, author of Sex, Dissidence. Sex and gender roles in the Roman Catholic Church have been the subject of both intrigue and controversy throughout the Church's almost year history. The cultural influence of the Catholic Church has been vast, particularly upon western society. Christian concepts, introduced into evangelized societies worldwide by the Church, had a significant impact on established cultural views of sex.

IN March Pope John Paul II publicly asked God’s forgiveness for the sins of Roman Catholics through the ages. Among the crimes against humanity alluded to by the pope were the Crusades, the Inquisition, and the church’s silence in the midst of the deportation of Jews from Rome by the Nazis. Prostitution is one of the oldest trades in the world and even today, sex sells. When looking back at the medieval era it is tempting and somewhat romantic to see it purely as a time of fair ladies and the proverbial knight in shining armour. The truth is rather less quaint. In medieval England sex was then, as it is now, a very big part of.   Pope Francis has discouraged homosexual men from entering priesthood. Prior to the 12th century, even celebrated priests could write about same-sex desires and the church . The church’s prophetic teaching Over the span of my lifetime, official church teaching on sex has remained both severe and consistent. When I was a child, the church forbade masturbation, divorce, adultery, fornication, abortion, and artificial birth control.

The music of the church was to be allowed. The domination of the Catholic Church grew year after year, Claiming absolute power and taking land by fear. The Church and the Arts. In Medieval times.

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Michel Foucault, in an early essay on Georges Bataille, described medieval sexuality in terms that might strike us as odd today, coming from someone who later made such strong claims for its “social construction”: “never did sexuality enjoy a more immediately natural understanding and never did it enjoy a greater’ felicity of expression’ than in the Christian world of fallen bodies and of sin.”¹ My own essay.

In their daily lives, medieval people, especially from the beginning of the 13th century, were subject to sexual regulation from Catholic clergy, civic authorities, members of their families, and indeed, the dictates of their own consciences.

But the medieval Church's prolonged attempts to govern the sexual behaviour of the married laity nonetheless provides us with a great deal of evidence, about the nature of ecclesiastical intervention, and about actual practice. The medieval Church's unease about sexual intercourse extended to marital as well as extramarital sex.

"Sexual Practices and the Medieval Church" analyses the Christian assumptions about sexuality, chronicles the early institutionalisation of these assumptions, and explores the theological debate of the meaning of marriage and the role of sex in marriage.

The theological conception of sex, including issues such as rape, seduction, impotence, and Format: Paperback. "Sexual Practices and the Medieval Church" analyses the Christian assumptions about sexuality, chronicles the early institutionalisation of these assumptions, and explores the theological debate of the meaning of marriage and the role of sex in marriage/5.

"Sexual Practices and the Medieval Church" analyses the Christian assumptions about sexuality, chronicles the early institutionalisation of these assumptions, and explores the theological debate of the meaning of marriage and the role of sex in marriage.

Sexual practices & the medieval church. Vern L. Bullough, James A. Brundage. Prometheus Books, - Psychology - pages. 0 Reviews. From inside the book. What people are saying - Write a review. We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.

Contents. SECTION I. The Prostitute in the Early Middle Ages. The Sin against Nature. I wouldn’t want to base a study of modern sexual practices on a quick troll through a bookstore and far less on a survey of movies. So sex was a danger and the church dealt Sexual practices & the medieval church book it by restricting it–less so at the beginning of the medieval period and more so by the end.

I was looking at a book on the social history of medieval. "Sexual Practices and the Medieval Church" analyses the Christian assumptions about sexuality, chronicles the early institutionalisation of these assumptions, and explores the theological debate of the meaning of marriage and the role of sex in marriage.

The book concludes with an overview of late medieval sex practices as seen in the. ©— Bioethics Research Library Box Washington DC From Sex In History by Gordon Rattray Taylor RAPE and incest characterise the sexual life of the English in the first millennium of our era; homosexuality and hysteria the years that followed.

The Christian missionaries found a people who, especially in the Celtic parts of the country, maintained a free sexual morality. Monastic Matrix: A scholarly resource for the study of women's religious communities from to CE; Monastic Matrix is an ongoing collaborative effort by an international group of scholars of medieval history, religion, history of art, archaeology, religion, and other disciplines, as well as librarians and experts in computer technology.

SEXUAL PRACTICES AND THE MEDIEVAL CHURCH Editors: Vern L. Bullough, James Brundage Trade Paperback: pages Publisher: Prometheus Books; ISBN ISBN Condition: This book is in very good condition. The contents are clean and unmarked. Price: $ Sexual Practices and the Medieval Church analyses the Christian assumptions about.

Vern L. Bullough and James Brundage, Eds. Sexual Practices and the Medieval Church. Buffalo, N.Y.: Prometheus Books, pp. $ (paper) (Reviewed by Sander L. Gilman) The scholarly study of the history of sexuality has come into its own in the past decade. It is no longer necessary for publishers to list such studies under the title of â exoticaâ (close enough to â eroticaâ) in.

The most obvious changes between the medieval and early modern practices were brought about by the first major syphilis epidemic in Europe, which was years in the past by the s. and the books set in Russia or those outside of Europe altogether such as those by Iver Cooper and the upcoming on the Mughal Church Courts, Sex and.

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The Very Secret Sex Lives of Medieval Women is now a book. You can find information about it in the BOOK tab at the top of the page.

This page contains a very, very small overview of some of the key elements in a medieval woman's private life. The sin of women's sexual immorality, love of extravagant dress, and petulant nature were common themes of medieval sermons.

However, for a woman, sex was a very limited activity because of the restrictions placed on the instances in which she could engage in sexual activity. Sexual Practices & the Medieval Church By Vern L. Bullough; James Brundage Prometheus Books, Read preview Overview The Oxford History of Medieval Europe By George Holme Oxford University Press,   The church leadership was concerned with policing the morality of its members who included the vast majority of people in Medieval Europe.

And the Church considered sex the major area in which it needed to police people. The study of medieval sexuality poses problems for the researcher: indices in standard sources rarely refer to sexual topics, and standard secondary sources often ignore the material or say little about it.

Yet a vast amount of research is available, and the information is accessible to the student who knows where to look and what to look for. Aside from eating cornflakes, another book titled Sexual Health: A Plain and Practical Guide for the People on All Matters Concerning the Organs of.

When a poor family in Cambodia fell afoul of loan sharks, the mother asked her youngest daughter to take a job. But not just any job. The girl, Kieu, was taken to a hospital and examined by a. Views on Women & Women’s Sexuality by Jean Mason The Middle Ages remains one of the most popular settings for romance novels.

We readers can’t seem to get enough of knights and ladies, jousts and tournaments, and all of the other paraphenalia of a good medieval romance. But we also want those delicious love scenes in which the dangerous warrior becomes the gentle lover, and his lady swoons.

According to medieval physicians, lovesickness was an illness of mind and body caused by sexual desire and the sight of beauty. The notorious agony of an unhappy lover was treated as an ailment closely related to melancholia and potentially fatal if not treated.

In Lovesickness in the Middle Ages, Mary F. Wack uses newly discovered texts and takes a fresh look at primary sources to offer the. In scholar James A.

Brundage's Law, Sex, and Christian Society in Medieval Europe, which covers the many rules and regulations of the bedroom, there is. This is certainly addressed in the sexual rules set by the Church She proves that modern law systems and beliefs certainly derive from the past.

Two points fueling her thesis is that medieval attitudes about sex were conflicted and complicated and that gender played a fundamental organizing role in medieval /5(12). Chaucer’s Late Medieval England was no exception to the very-human tendency to leave a record of current ideas about sexual and romantic life.

Geoffrey Chaucer was born in the 14 th century, around In the late s he published what is now one of the most famous collections of stories in the English Language—The Canterbury Tales.

Celibacy (from Latin cælibatus) is the state of voluntarily being unmarried, sexually abstinent, or both, usually for religious is often in association with the role of a religious official or devotee.

In its narrow sense, the term celibacy is applied only to those for whom the unmarried state is the result of a sacred vow, act of renunciation, or religious conviction.

Cycles of Medieval church corruption coincided with the growth of strong secular rulers and were only tempered by the appearance of reformist popes and church orders. The level of church corruption in the Middle Ages corresponded to the growth of reform movements as well as leadership by spiritual popes.

Focusing on the Church's own legal system of canon law, James A. Brundage offers a comprehensive history of legal doctrines–covering the millennium from A.D.

to –concerning a wide variety of sexual behavior, including marital sex, adultery, homosexuality, Reviews: 5.The Corrupter of Boys Sodomy, Scandal, and the Medieval Clergy Dyan Elliott.

pages | 6 x 9 Cloth Nov | ISBN | $s | Outside the Americas £ Ebook editions are available from selected online vendors A volume in the Middle Ages Series View table of contents and excerpt "In my work as a court expert and consultant worldwide, I have been involved in more than one.This monumental study of medieval law and sexual conduct explores the origin and develpment of the Christian church’s sex law and the systems of belief upon which that law rested.

Focusing on the Church’s own legal system of canon law, James A. Brundage offers a comprehensive history of legal doctrines–covering the millennium from A.D. to –concerning a wide variety of sexual.