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I. Religious Studies

Religions have various assessments and guidelines regarding sexuality, which shape the concrete ways people deal with it and influence certain social attitudes. Religious sexual morality (Sexual ethics) regulates sexual relations through various sexual taboos and by prohibiting premarital and extramarital sex as well as homosexuality, but also by requiring…

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Heller, Birgit, Körtner, Ulrich H.J., Schubert, Anselm, Braun, Karl, Ziemer, Jürgen and Ellison, Marvin M., “Sexuality”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 21 July 2024 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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