Item description for Spiritual Marriage: Sexual Abstinence in Medieval Wedlock by Dyan Elliot...
The early Christian and medieval practice of spiritual marriage, in which husband and wife mutually and voluntarily relinquish sexual activity for reasons of piety, plays an important role in the development of the institution of marriage and in the understanding of female religiosity. Drawing on hagiography, chronicles, theology, canon law, and pastoral sources, Dyan Elliott traces the history of spiritual marriage in the West from apostolic times to the beginning of the sixteenth century.
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Studio: Princeton University Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.25" Width: 6.07" Height: 0.96" Weight: 1.22 lbs.
Release Date Nov 5, 1995
Publisher Princeton University Press
ISBN 0691010889 ISBN13 9780691010885