The Power of Erotic Celibacy

The Power of Erotic Celibacy

Christ who should call us to celibacy and invigorate us . ... aesthetics and rationality – two aspects better suited to Greek metaphysics than the sensual engagement of the divine with the world through the materiality of incarnation .

Author: Lisa Isherwood

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 0567082679

Category: Religion

Page: 136

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This title considers various issues regarding celibacy and Christianity including the following: how the female body is used to underpin exploitative social systems, how Christianity has tried to control the bodies of women through regulations about the female body, how women have used celibacy to subvert the social order, how radical incarnationalism and queer theory create new challenges to traditional understandings of celibacy, how being erotic and celibate may manifest in social, sexual and political ways. It also explores how being erotically celibate challenges patriarchal society and opens up new theological understanding.
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Passionate and Pious

Passionate and Pious

Later in the interview she praised God for sensual celibacy because as a “sensual, sexual, loving, passionate woman [she had] tithed sex and got such a great spiritual journey.”56 Sensual celibacy was her healthy way to refrain from sex ...

Author: Monique Moultrie

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 9780822372240

Category: Religion

Page: 200

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In Passionate and Pious Monique Moultrie explores the impact of faith-based sexual ministries on black women's sexual agency to trace how these women navigate sexuality, religious authority, and their spiritual walk with God. Providing churchwomen a space to candidly discuss these issues, these popular ministries exist largely beyond the traditional church, with dialogues about sex taking place in chat rooms and through text messages, social media, email, and other media. Moultrie foregrounds televangelist Juanita Bynum's construction of the black Christian sexual identity these ministries promote while emphasizing how churchwomen reconcile these prescriptive identities with their individual experiences. What does it mean for senior women to exercise sexual agency when their church standing could be questioned? What does celibacy mean for women who experience same-sex desire while believing that such desire goes against God's will? Advancing a womanist sexual ethics, Moultrie reframes biblical interpretations and conceptions of what constitutes a healthy relationship to provide a basis for sexual decision making that does not privilege monogamy or deny female pleasure, thereby calling on black churchwomen to experience responsible and life-enhancing sex.
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Celibacy in Crisis

Celibacy in Crisis

Wilkinson,E.K. (1994).People, priestsand pedophilia.Makati, Metro Manila: International Research Foundation. Williams,D.M. (1999).Sensual celibacy: The sexy woman's guide tousing abstinence for recharging your spirit, discovering your ...

Author: A.W. Richard Sipe

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134001019

Category: Psychology

Page: 368

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In the midst of the worst crisis the Catholic Church has seen in almost 500 years, this book challenges Catholic authorities to renew, rethink, or reform the long-standing institution of celibacy.
Categories: Psychology

Sensual Celibacy

Sensual Celibacy

Sensual Celibacy reveals: * Why charting your relationship history can be a real eye opener * How celibacy can help you focus on what you really want out of life * Ways to stay true to your celibacy commitment, even if you're in a ...

Author: Donna Marie Williams

Publisher: Touchstone

ISBN: 0684833514

Category: Self-Help

Page: 208

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ABSTINENCE MAKES THE HEART GROW STRONGER If you're single and in between relationships -- or just about to embark on a new one -- then you can't underestimate the importance of making the right choices when it comes to physical intimacy. When should it happen? If it's already a part of your relationship, is it meaningful to both of you? Is there a strong emotional foundation in place? Or did you jump right in -- and get hurt? And how can you preserve your self-respect the next time around? Donna Marie Williams wrestled with these questions for years until she discovered the empowering nature of celibacy: abstaining from sex for a self-determined time while embracing new opportunities for self-discovery, personal growth, and heightened self-esteem. Now she shares her knowledge in a simple but effective 10-step program that will help you lead a happier, healthier, and even sexier life. Sensual Celibacy reveals: * Why charting your relationship history can be a real eye opener * How celibacy can help you focus on what you really want out of life * Ways to stay true to your celibacy commitment, even if you're in a relationship * When to end your celibacy, with intelligence, confidence, and joy If you're ready to rethink your approach to relationships and reconnect with yourself, then let Sensual Celibacy guide you to a happier, healthier lifestyle.
Categories: Self-Help

Ebony

Ebony

WHAT TO DO IN THE ABSENCE OF SEX Adopting a life without sex is not as difficult as some might think, says Donna Marie Williams, author of Sensual Celibacy: The Sexy Woman's Guide to Using Abstinence for Recharging Your Spirit, ...

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Page: 144

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EBONY is the flagship magazine of Johnson Publishing. Founded in 1945 by John H. Johnson, it still maintains the highest global circulation of any African American-focused magazine.
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Healthy Happy Sexy

Healthy Happy Sexy

You can use this time to practice sensual celibacy and really work the self-care techniques in this book! • As a woman, it is important to enjoy the thrill of being in love, without being blinded by the Love Cloud.

Author: Katie Silcox

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781476757384

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 304

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A hip, sensual Ayurveda bible for the modern woman, this life-changing guide distills ancient teachings into a spirit-infused yet pragmatic approach to your physical, mental, and spiritual health. Teacher and yoga instructor Katie Silcox is a leading expert on Ayurveda. She knows that bringing ancient wisdom into our modern lives does not mean sacrificing the occasional rendezvous with red wine, fashion magazines, and other sensual pleasures. In Healthy Happy Sexy, Katie offers not only a philosophy of life but a time-tested (we’re talking thousands of years!) method for living your most radiant, healthy, and sexually vital life possible. Covering everything from how to get the perfect poo to glowing skin to deeper sexual fulfillment, here is a complete guide to women’s health. It offers evocative questions, journaling exercises, simple but deep meditations, and natural recipes and remedies for common health and beauty needs. By engaging in these lifestyle choices, you will experience ancient practices that resonate with the way we live our lives now. Combining Ayurvedic wisdom with practical tools and her lively, playful, and down-to-earth voice, Katie provides a method to heal, entertain, inspire, and remind you that you are one sexy goddess.
Categories: Health & Fitness

The New Single Woman

The New Single Woman

See autonomy sensual celibacy , 46-51 Sensual Celibacy ( Williams ) , 44 , 45 sex and sexuality : acceptance of and satisfaction with single life , xviii , 82–83 ; association with intimacy and partnership , 21 , 39 ; and autonomy ...

Author: Ellen Kay Trimberger

Publisher: Beacon Press

ISBN: 0807065226

Category: Psychology

Page: 316

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Filled with fascinating personal accounts of single women living in the U.S., this exploration of a growing trend finds many unmarried women over the age of thirty-five living fulfilled, happy lives.
Categories: Psychology

Yoga Journal

Yoga Journal

Sexual abstinence has varying purposes and allows or disallows varying degrees of sensual contact. Sovatsky has experimented with various forms of celibacy and has found "tantric celibacy" to be his preferred mode.

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Page: 144

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For more than 30 years, Yoga Journal has been helping readers achieve the balance and well-being they seek in their everyday lives. With every issue,Yoga Journal strives to inform and empower readers to make lifestyle choices that are healthy for their bodies and minds. We are dedicated to providing in-depth, thoughtful editorial on topics such as yoga, food, nutrition, fitness, wellness, travel, and fashion and beauty.
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Ebony

Ebony

WHAT TO DO IN THE ABSENCE OF SEX Adopting a life without sex is not as difficult as some might think, says Donna Marie Williams, author of Sensual Celibacy: The Sexy Woman's Guide to Using Abstinence for Recharging Your Spirit, ...

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Page: 144

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EBONY is the flagship magazine of Johnson Publishing. Founded in 1945 by John H. Johnson, it still maintains the highest global circulation of any African American-focused magazine.
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Erotic Utopia

Erotic Utopia

Later, when the Merezhkovskys began to promote their apocalyptic vision of Christianity, a celibate triple union, a term for an ideological ménage à trois, became the vehicle of their collective erotic ideal. Members of a generation in ...

Author: Olga Matich

Publisher: Univ of Wisconsin Press

ISBN: 9780299208837

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 354

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The first generation of Russian modernists experienced a profound sense of anxiety resulting from the belief that they were living in an age of decline. What made them unique was their utopian prescription for overcoming the inevitability of decline and death both by metaphysical and physical means. They intertwined their mystical erotic discourse with European degeneration theory and its obsession with the destabilization of gender. In Erotic Utopia, Olga Matich suggests that same-sex desire underlay their most radical utopian proposal of abolishing the traditional procreative family in favor of erotically induced abstinence. 2006 Winner, CHOICE Award for Outstanding Academic Titles, Current Reviews for Academic Libraries Honorable Mention, Aldo and Jean Scaglione Prize for Studies in Slavic Languages and Literatures, Modern Language Association “Offers a fresh perspective and a wealth of new information on early Russian modernism. . . . It is required reading for anyone interested in fin-de-siècle Russia and in the history of sexuality in general.”—Bernice Glatzer Rosenthal, Slavic and East European Journal “Thoroughly entertaining.”—Avril Pyman, Slavic Review
Categories: Literary Criticism