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Bibil Identifier bibil:202214
Publication Type Article of book
Title (English, Long) Celibacy in the Early Christian Church
Author Holland, Glenn
Edited book Celibacy and Religious Traditions
Year (Reference) 2007
Language English
Pages 65-84 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract The emphasis on the virgin birth of Jesus, the apparent celibacy of Jesus due in part to his itinerant lifestyle, and the apparent sexual abstinence of many of his disciples served as models for Christian practice at a later period. The early Christian motivation for celibacy was connected to the eschatological expectations of the early community, and later celibacy became associated with a veneration of the ascetic lifestyle.
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Ancient Christianity : Themes : Celibacy
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