So, although these "experiments" are presented more or less in chronological order, this is not a history in the common sense of the word.
The author's inclusion of the various forms of coerced celibacy, not to mention premarital virginity, took up space that could have been used for such an analysis.
Its breadth is commanding and admirable, its style is at once extremely academic and in the same instant entirely readable and smooth flowing.
This book is very detailed and thorough, but it's just too bad the author demonstrates such a marked animosity towards Christians and Christianity. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Sabrina M. Messenger
It's a long read, well worth the effort. You'll be surprised at the great variety of ways and understandings of how celibacy can be practiced, how there are often... Read morePublished 14 months ago by Diane Ste. Marie
A History Of Celibacy
This book, a near-best seller, is a comprehensive description of practices from voluntary sexual abstinence (for whatever reasons) to castration... Read more