Sexuality and the Sacred, Second Edition Sources for Theological Reflection

ISBN-10: 066423366X
ISBN-13: 9780664233662
Edition: 2nd 2010
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Description: Christian discourse on sexuality, spirituality, and ethics has continued to evolve since this book's first edition was published in 1994. This updated and expanded anthology featuring more than thirty contemporary essays includes more theologians  More...

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Book details

List price: $40.00
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press
Publication date: 9/21/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 424
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.496
Language: English

Christian discourse on sexuality, spirituality, and ethics has continued to evolve since this book's first edition was published in 1994. This updated and expanded anthology featuring more than thirty contemporary essays includes more theologians and ethicists of color and addresses issues such as the intersection of race/racism and sexuality, transgender identity, same-sex marriage, and reproductive health and justice.

<b Marvin M. Ellison</b is Willard S. Bass Professor of Christian Ethics at Bangor Theological Seminary. He is the author of numerous books and articles on gender, sexuality, and family life, including<i Same Sex Marriage?: A Christian Ethical Analysis</i .

List of Contributors
Forewood
Introductionxix
Methods and Sources
Introduction
Notes on Historical Grounding: Beyond Sexual Essentialism
Setting the Problem, Laying the Ground
Experiencing the Body: Sexuality and Conflict in American Lutheranism
Black and Blues: God-Talk/Body-Talk for the Black Church
Sexuality and Spirituality
Introduction
Uses of the Erotic: The Erotic as Power
Sexing Black Women: Liberation from the Prisonhouse of Anatomical Authority
Where Are We? Seven Sinful Problems and Seven Virtuous Possibilities
Rethinking Sin and Grace for LGBT People Today
Touching the Taboo: On the Sexuality of Jesus
Gender, Race, and Sexual Identities
Introduction
The Erosion of Sexual Dimorphism: Challenges to Religion and Religious Ethics
Pain and Pleasure: Avoiding the Confusions of Christian Tradition in Feminist Theory
Lovingly Lesbian: Toward a Feminist Theology of Friendship
What If It Is a Choice? Some Implications of the Homosexuality Debates for Theology
The Construction of the Black Male Body: Eroticism and Religion
Beyong Machismo: A Cuban Case Study
Rethinking Sexual Ethics
Introduction
Reimagining Good Sex: The Eroticizing of Mutual Respect and Pleasure
Making Love as Making Justice: Towards a New Jewish Ethic of Sexuality
Appropriate Vulnerability: A Sexual Ethic for Singles
Sexuality and Social Policy
Guilty Pleasures: When Sex Is Good Because It's Bad
A Queer Fidelity: Reinventing Christian Marriage
Sexual Health and Bodily Integrity
Introduction
Disruptive Bodies: Disability, Embodiment, and Sexuality
AIDS, Shame, and Suffering
Safer Text: Reading Biblical Laments in the Age of AIDS
Is There Life after Roe? How to Think about the Fetus
Marriage Equality: A Test Case for the Church
Introduction
Contested Marriage/Loving Relationality
A Catholic Defense of Same-Sex Marriage
Marriage in a New Key
Familiar Idolatry and the Christian Case against Marriage
Acknowledgments

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