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by Uta Ranke-Heinemann

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0140143890
Author:
Uta Ranke-Heinemann
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Catholicism
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English
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Penguin Books Ltd; New edition edition (January 30, 1992)
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368 pages
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Eunuchs for the Kingdom of Heaven - The Catholic Church and Sexuality (original German title; Eunuchen für das Himmelreich - Katholische Kirche und Sexualität) is a philosophical book by the German theologian Uta Ranke-Heinemann

Eunuchs for the Kingdom of Heaven - The Catholic Church and Sexuality (original German title; Eunuchen für das Himmelreich - Katholische Kirche und Sexualität) is a philosophical book by the German theologian Uta Ranke-Heinemann. The book is about how sexual morality is governed by celibates in the Catholic Church, which she criticizes as misogynous.

Eunuchs for Heaven book. Throughout the book, Ranke-Heinemann gives us a dense history of the Catholic church and its hatred for wome and sexuality

Eunuchs for Heaven book. This international by New York's Cardinal. Throughout the book, Ranke-Heinemann gives us a dense history of the Catholic church and its hatred for wome and sexuality. I find it mind-boggling to ponder why the Catholic church is so completely obsessed with sex and how evil it is. And how much of this attitude remains to this day. This book certainly did not give me any more fondness for the Catholic church!

In a church dominated by male thought and action, Ranke-Heineman delves deeper into issues of misogyny and sexual aversion that were the church's modus operandi in its early and mid centuries.

In a church dominated by male thought and action, Ranke-Heineman delves deeper into issues of misogyny and sexual aversion that were the church's modus operandi in its early and mid centuries. She argues that the modern church is a product of these twisted visions and that women should have a broader scope for ministry than the church currently allows. I found it a sometimes angry, but more often very well-documented, history of the church.

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This is a book which criticises the oppression of women in the Catholic Church and in Western society. Ranke-Heinemann traces the movement for enforced celibacy through an ecclesiastical struggle lasting over 700 years

Ranke-Heinemann traces the movement for enforced celibacy through an ecclesiastical struggle lasting over 700 years. Her presentation of the arguments pro and con is so revealing, that these chapters alone are well worth the price of the book. Then she documents the measures taken to enforce the great divorce - and they were horrific, including punishments of whipping, prison, banishment, or sale on the slave markets for the offending priest's wives.

This is an expose of the development of sexual ethics in the Catholic Church, which strikes back against centuries of male domination and reveals attitudes of ingrained anti-feminism and hostility to all pleasures

This is an expose of the development of sexual ethics in the Catholic Church, which strikes back against centuries of male domination and reveals attitudes of ingrained anti-feminism and hostility to all pleasures. The author explores how women have been excluded from the ecclesiastical stage and makes a case for the history of Christianity as the history of women's progressive incapacitation.

This is an expose of the development of sexual ethics in the Catholic Church, which strikes back against centuries of male domination and reveals attitudes of ingrained anti-feminism and hostility to all pleasures. She traces these aberrations from the true spirit of Christianity through ancient heathen shibboleths to wilful misconceptions of the New Testament by church fathers who repressed sexuality.

The Catholic Church teaches that human life and human sexuality are .

The Catholic Church teaches that human life and human sexuality are inseparable. Because Catholics believe God created human beings in his own image and likeness and that he found everything he created to be "very good," the Catholic Church teaches that human body and sex must likewise be good. Augustine of Hippo, considered a saint and church father by the Catholic Church, having lived a hedonistic lifestyle in his early youth, later followed the strictly dualistic religion of Manicheanism, which was deeply hostile to the material world, despising sexual activity.

EUNUCHS FOR THE KINGDOM OF HEAVEN Women, Sexuality and the Catholic Church. By Uta Ranke-Heinemann. Translated by Peter Heinegg. 360 pp. New York: Doubleday. Early on in this remarkable book, Uta Ranke-Heinemann writes: "The whole of church history adds up to one long arbitrary, narrow-minded masculine despotism over the female se. This critique by Ms. Ranke-Heinemann in "Eunuchs for the Kingdom of Heaven: Women, Sexuality and the Catholic Church" is a timely one.

This is an expose of the development of sexual ethics in the Catholic Church, which strikes back against centuries of male domination and reveals attitudes of ingrained anti-feminism and hostility to all pleasures. The author explores how women have been excluded from the ecclesiastical stage and makes a case for the history of Christianity as the history of women's progressive incapacitation. She traces these aberrations from the true spirit of Christianity through ancient heathen shibboleths to wilful misconceptions of the New Testament by church fathers who repressed sexuality. Controversial issues such as incest, contraception, abortion, homosexuality, divorce and the remarriage of divorcees are all investigated.
  • CopamHuk
Excellent book but very difficult to read. Technically dense with lots of historical backup. If you can work around all the "Synod of 1544" type stuff, the message gets through. It's an eye opener for women raised in the Catholic faith.
  • Berkohi
Dry reading but very informative on how the dogma from the Catholic church came to be. I'd highly recommend it for anyone wanting to know about some of the archaic rules.
This was one of the textbooks required for a World Religion class in a number of Universities.
Very informative.
  • spark
In a church dominated by male thought and action, Ranke-Heineman delves deeper into issues of misogyny and sexual aversion that were the church's modus operandi in its early and mid centuries. She argues that the modern church is a product of these twisted visions and that women should have a broader scope for ministry than the church currently allows. I found it a sometimes angry, but more often very well-documented, history of the church.
  • Rit
I read this book a few months ago in German, but got an English translation so an atheist discussion group to which I belong
could all read & talk about it. The only thing missing from the English translation is the Afterword, in which she explains how
Pope Benedict, once a good friend of hers in theology classes at university, betrayed her when, during his papacy, he refused
to defend her (& her professorship) when she was accused of heresy (she wouldn't recognize the virginity of Mary), & she lost her
job @ the "uni." In the book "Eunuchs...," she deals with the R.C. church's hostility towards the a) human body & it's functions, &
in particular, b) that same church's extreme misogyny, almost from the beginning of Christianity. She writes that, apparently once
Benedict was elevated to "holy father" status, the machinery of the Vatican discouraged any tendency he might have had to
improve the status of women in catholic life. I.e., the "Old Boys' Club" rules held firm. She was both sad & angry, but not
really surprised--it was just one more instance of "Sorry, no women (except the Holy Virgin) allowed." As the world's leading
(female) catholic historian/theologian, of course she got an even better professorship almost immediately, but that's beside the
point. Needless to say, she left the r.c. church, & later wrote "Putting Away Childish Things" (yes, she still believes in God).
One of the best parts of the "Eunuchs..." book was the early chapters in which she discusses the influence of the religions
& cults of Late Antiquity (largely the Hellenistic Era) that either just preceded Christianity, or were contemporary with its early centuries. The Hellenistic world was unique in its embrace of new philosphies, foreign theologies, & for its greatly expanded world view. The rise of Christianity, & its later elevation to imperial state status, makes both religious as well as political sense
in view of these tremendous changes. The following chapters, narrating the inhuman/anti-humanistic rejection of the physical
body & of the (god-given?) appetites & desires natural to it, up to & including the 21st century, form a compendium of totalitarian
absurdities scarcely to be believed. I was, & am appalled to think that women (unless they are are masochistic in the extreme) can actually be adherents of such a belief system. Roman Catholicism is a truly aberrant distortion of the supposed teachings of "love, compassion & tolerance" attributed to the Christian diety's purported Son. The only religion that can compare in misogyny has to be Islam.
  • Hugifyn
I have been tracing the religious influence on our sexuality and how we experience being naked. This book is well researched and traces this back to the Gnostic and Essenes. Her knowledge of the history of Catholic teaching in this area is impressive.
  • Cerekelv
Oh boy. Should be must reading for those who still think it is 33 A.D.
  • Malodred
Well researched and provocative.
It's a bit of a slog, but a very detailed history of how Christianity adopted Greek Stoic philosophy and Jewish Essene philosophy into its 200 year history of anti-sex, fear of woman, misogyny. Ane while it focuses on teh Catholic Church, the fact is that Protestantism is largely infused with the same attitudes.