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some authorities permitted marriage but others felt that virginity was idea and represented the ultimate devotion to God -there was no great push for Christians have sex in order to be fruitful or multiply because many followers interpreted the purpose of this biblical instruction as creating enough people of faith so that the Messiah would arrive and for them the Messiah had risen-Many of the churches leader more repressive views on sexuality were based on the teachings of the church fathers (A small group of early theologians who's writings came to be viewed as highly authoritative within the Christian tradition )-they use theology to justify condemnation of all forms of sexuality turning to asceticism and celibacy as the ultimate attainment of closeness to God -It was not until the 11th century that men in the clergy were required to remain unmarried and celeb -most prominent church fathers St Augustine believe that sexual desire over King reason and will resulting in disobedience of God he also believe that the original sin of Adam and Eve was transmitted to every human through ejaculation because children are born of sexual activity -Augustine also suggested that the missionary position was the only appropriate way to engage inintercourse while acknowledging women’s position as inferior to men
-feminists scholars argue that while the text of the Bible itself is not inherently anti feminist the way in which the church has interpreted this text through centuries of male domination makes the work seems strongly opposed to women's equality -females who choose virginity with referred to as brides of Christ -early Christianity developed in a society that practiced contraception, abortion, infanticide (the act of killing a child within a year of its birth)-The official stands of most Christian denominations is a strong opposition to abortion but many offer exceptions if a woman’s health is at risk -today at the Catholic Church still prohibits abortion -the pope authorised all priests to forgive the sin of abortion for women who repent -the Catholic Church also prohibits artificial forms of contraception and sexual acts that do not have the potential for procreation. such acts include those between members of the same sex and masturbation-the sole purpose of sex in Catholic Catholicism was and for many remains to procreate -currently the Catholic Church accepts the use of natural methods of birth control but it is still opposed to hormonal and barrier methods Islam -prophet Mohammed was born in 570 at a time when nomadic tribes of the Middle East or fadingas people started settling in fixed communities a trend that lesson to women’s power status in the society -this change promoted the rise of patriarchy in the fall of any matrilineal traditions that had been present in tribal life we are men and women were treated mostly as equals for many years-The treatment of women in Islam has very greatly throat the religions history -

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