Sexuality and the Sacred: Sources for Theological Reflection

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Westminster John Knox Press, Jan 1, 1994 - Religion - 406 pages
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This volume is rooted in two convictions: first, sexuality is far more comprehensive and more fundamental to our existence than simply genital sex, and, second, sexuality is intended by God to be neither incidental nor detrimintal to our spirituality but a fully integrated and basic dimension of that spirituality. The authors address what our sexual experience reveals about God, the ways we understand the gospel, and the ways we read scripture and tradition and attempt to live faithfully.
  

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Contents

Introduction
3
Beyond Sexual Essentialism
9
How to Proceed
19
New Testament Sexual Ethics and Todays World
28
Sexual Ethics
54
Sexuality and Spirituality
69
Wonder Eroticism and Enigma
80
The Sexuality of Jesus and the Human Vocation
91
Introduction
231
Sexuality and Social Policy
242
Singleness Marriage and Celibacy
256
Sex before Marriage
262
Celibate Passion
277
Sexuality and Aging
288
Older Adults
297
HIVAIDS
305

Ethical Implications of Black
105
Gender and Orientation
113
Gender Relations
120
Womens Experience
131
The Erotic as Power
145
Toward Sexual Ethics
149
Toward a Feminist Theology of Friendship
169
Mens Experience
183
Embracing Masculinity
195
Mens Studies Feminist Theology and Gay Male Sexuality
216
AIDS HighRisk Behaviors and Moral Judgments
314
Sexual Violenceand Pornography
326
An Agenda for
335
An Agenda for the Churches
345
Introduction
357
Homosexuality as a Test Case
374
Homophobia Heterosexism and Pastoral Practice
387
Church at the Margins
397
Acknowledgments
403
Copyright

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About the author (1994)

James B. Nelson is Professor Emeritus of Christian Ethics at the United Theological Seminary of the Twin Cities in New Brighton, Minnesota. He is the author of numerous books, including "Body Theology" and "The Intimate Connection: Male Sexuality, Masculine Spirituality", both published by WJK.

Sarah P. Longfellow is a spiritual director in private practice in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

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