Why has the ideal of chastity has persisted for so many centuries?
Tag: Religion and sexuality
Abortion and contraception before the Pill: the case of Modern Greece.
Medieval people feared that the Black Death was a punishment for sin, and hoped that abstaining from sex could save them.
Medieval theologians, like modern activists, used animals to make arguments about human sexuality.
A surprisingly prevalent theme in late English medieval literature and culture: the celebration of the Virgin Mary’s sexuality.
Anticipating Sin in Medieval Society explores early medieval understandings of sin, looking in particular at childhood, sexuality and violence.
A recent Vatican ruling on consecrated virgins has caused controversy, but there are medieval precedents for the new approach.