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Estudos e Pesquisas em Psicologia

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DANTAS, Bruna Suruagy do Amaral. Sexuality, christianity and power. Estud. pesqui. psicol. [online]. 2010, vol.10, n.3, pp. 700-728. ISSN 1808-4281.

Since the early centuries of the Christian era, sexuality has been broadly discussed by Christianity. It has appeared in sermons, theological treatises, doctrinal orientations and moral codes. The ecclesiastical institution has been concerned about the sexual life of Western society, and has decided to guide it according to its prescriptions. Based on a review of the historical literature, the present work shows the interest of Christianity in sexuality as it has tried to make sexuality become the Church’s exclusive domain. Throughout history, the Christian Church developed observation mechanisms and control instruments to keep desire and sex under its protection, aiming to extend its power devices.

Keywords : Christianity; Catholic Church; Protestantism; Sexuality; Desire; Power.

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