Body Theology

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Westminster John Knox Press, Jan 1, 1992 - Religion - 216 pages

In this book, James Nelson offers an incarnational way of doing theology. He takes body experiences seriously and views sexuality as central to the mystery of human experience and to the human relationship with God. He seeks to identify what scripture and tradition says about sexuality, focusing on three areas of concern: sexual theology, men's issues, and biomedical ethics. He blames a faulty dualism that separates body and spirit for distorting the meanings of masculinity, making modern medicine confusing, and fueling militarism, racism, and ecological abuse.

 

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Nelson offers a thoroughly incarnational--and therefore thoroughly Christian--theology that takes body and sexuality seriously. He addresses body and sexuality as a locus of divine revelation and ... Read full review

Contents

Preface
9
BODY THEOLOGY AND HUMAN SEXUALITY
13
Where Are We? Seven Sinful Problems
29
SOME MALE ISSUES IN BODY THEOLOGY
73
I Need I HurtI Cant
93
SOME MEDICAL ISSUES FOR BODY THEOLOGY
120
With Wilys Claire Nelson
138
Old and New Quandaries
144
HIV and AIDS
164
and Gay Awareness Week at United Theological Seminary 183
Notes 197
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About the author (1992)

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.

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