The Serpent and the Dove: Celibacy in Literature and Life



[Download] ➹ The Serpent and the Dove: Celibacy in Literature and Life Author A.W. Richard Sipe – E17streets4all.co.uk Richard Sipe, himself a former monk and priest, has made a lifelong venture of determining the reality and meaning of religious celibacy Even an adequate operational definition of religious celibacy, Richard Sipe, himself a former monk and and the PDF/EPUB ½ priest, has made a lifelong venture of determining the reality and meaning of religious celibacy Even an adequate operational definition of religious celibacy, he says, has been avoided by Catholic hierarchy and scholars to preserve the celibate myth Having spentyears conducting a study of celibacy and sexual behavior in Roman Catholic priests, Sipe concluded that at any one time no thanpercent of priests were practicing celibacy To fully understand what celibacy is, how it is practiced, the affect it has on The Serpent ePUB Æ the humanness of men of women, and the social effects it presents, Sipe says we can use the approach presented in this book Specifically, we can analyze historic men who presented themselves or were perceived as living examples of celibacy and also focus on the most profound truths of celibacy found in literary accountsPsychology, religion, and literary criticism interface and are woven together in this book with minimal jargon The Serpent and the Dove was written in the hope of exciting honest analysis of the essence of religious celibacy Serpent and the PDF Ì and to foster a recrudescence of authentic sexual vigor with all of its evolutionary potential Human sexuality is not going away nor is it irrelevant to the wellbeing, progress and happiness of the human community, says Sipe And the practice of genuine celibacy is not going to disappear either No question, the Catholic Church needs profound reformation But in all my work I have chosen not to throw any babies out with the horrendously dirty holy water the church continues to treasure and disseminate Here, as in all my work, I try to foster dialogue between religion and science, such as literary criticism The Catholic Church and religion is at a Copernican Moment when it has to cede to science the nature of sexuality The Serpent and the Dove is one work among Sipe s many books and articles making the need for that clear.The Serpent and the Dove: Celibacy in Literature and Life

Former Benedictine monk for years, sociologist and the PDF/EPUB ½ and author.

The Serpent and the Dove: Celibacy in Literature and Life
    The Serpent and the Dove: Celibacy in Literature and Life work, I try to foster dialogue between religion and science, such as literary criticism The Catholic Church and religion is at a Copernican Moment when it has to cede to science the nature of sexuality The Serpent and the Dove is one work among Sipe s many books and articles making the need for that clear."/>
  • Hardcover
  • 288 pages
  • The Serpent and the Dove: Celibacy in Literature and Life
  • A.W. Richard Sipe
  • English
  • 09 November 2017
  • 0313347255

10 thoughts on “The Serpent and the Dove: Celibacy in Literature and Life

  1. says:

    Sipe is one of the foremost authorities on celibacy in the Catholic Church, and applies his considerable knowledge to this scholarly book which studies the portrayal of celibacy in literature Sipe introduced me to the fascinating figure of Charles Coughlin, and helped me see sides of Fulton Sheen and Andrew Greeley I hadn t seen before His analysis of the portrayal of priests in novels can beconvoluted than that of the autobiographical accounts of priests, but is still insightful.

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