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Authentic Human Sexuality : An Integrated Christian Approach

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ISBN-10: 0830815953

ISBN-13: 9780830815951

Edition: 1st

Authors: Jack O. Balswick, Judith K. Balswick

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Sex pervades our culture, going far beyond the confines of the bedroom and spilling over into the workplace, the church and the media. Yet despite all the attention and even obsession devoted to sex, human sexuality remains confusing and even foreboding. What, after all, is authentic human sexuality?That is the question Judith and Jack Balswick set out to answer in this wide-ranging and probing book. Informed by sociology, psychology and theology, the Balswicks investigate how human sexuality originates both biologically and socially, lay groundwork for a normative Christian interpretation of sexuality, show how authentic sexuality is necessarily grounded in relationships, and explore such forms of "inauthentic sexuality" as sexual harassment, pornography and rape.Authentic Human Sexuality will prove an important work for ministers, psychologists, sociologists and students searching for an up-to-date and wise introduction to an essential--and endlessly fascinating and perplexing--facet of human identity.
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Book details

List price: $27.00
Edition: 1st
Publisher: InterVarsity Press
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 306
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.50" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.298
Language: English

IntroductionPart 1: The Origin & Formation of Sexuality1. Authentic Sexuality: Biological & Sociocultural Contributors2. Principles of Authentic Sexuality3. Toward a Theology of Authentic Sexual Relationships4. Homosexuality: The Complexity of Explanations5. Homosexuality: A Christian ResponsePart 2: Authentic Sexuality6. Sexual Intimacy & Singleness7. Premarital Cohabitation: Cautions & Concerns8. Marital Sexuality: Maximizing Sexual Fulfillment9. Extramarital Sex: Causes & ConsequencesPart 3: Inauthentic Sexuality10. Sexual Harassment: The Uninvited Eroticizing of a Relationship11. Sexual Abuse: A Violation Deep Within the Soul12. Rape & Sexual Violence: Destructive Sexualized Power13. Pornography & Erotica14. Sexual AddictionPart 4: Conclusion 15. The Sexually Authentic SocietyReferences