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Celibacy and Religious Traditions

Carl Olson


This book is intended for an educated general readership and for use in college courses. It is also intended to be a supplement to other texts in introductory courses in various religious traditions, because the issues raised by its essays play pivotal roles in many cultures. Moreover, the chapters in this book are intended to introduce students to the role of celibacy, or a lack of it, in various religious traditions, and the contributors present the rationale for its observance (or not) within the context of each tradition.

Keywords: celibacy

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2007 Print ISBN-13: 9780195306316
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2008 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195306316.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Carl Olson, editor
Allegheny College
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