Conjugal Spirituality: The Primacy of Mutual Love in Christian Tradition

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Rowman & Littlefield, 1994 - Religion - 170 pages
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Mary Anne Oliver develops an alternate to 'celibate' religious practices, drawing from the experience of couples and diverse sources in the Christian tradition. This work explores the dynamics of conjugal love.
 

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Contents

Spirituality is Celibate
1
Conjugal Spirituality
21
The Human Phenomenon Coupledom
29
The Spiritual Phenomenon Henosis
42
Developmental Stages
55
Conjugal Exercise and Ritual
85
Implications
104
Married Saints
110
Tidbits Inspiring and Otherwise
119
Annotated Bibliography
128
Endnotes
152
Name Index
161
Subject Index
166
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