Re: Celibacy: Everyday Presentations

Brian Michael Howell (bmhowell@ARTSCI.WUSTL.EDU)
Thu, 14 Dec 1995 14:04:41 -0600

On Mon, 11 Dec 1995, Ruby Rohrlich wrote:

> Celibacy as encouraged by the Catholic Church was a way of grossly
> increasing the Church's wealth. Jack Goody writes of this in *Marriage
> and the Family* I think is the title. Ruby Rohrlich
This may be true of certain times in the Church's history, but the
origination of celibacy (as a spiritual discipline, particularly powerful
for women) predated the institutional catholic church by
several hundred years. cf. the writings of Tertullian, Jerome, et al.

Brian H.
Wash U - St. Louis