Just Love: A Framework for Christian Sexual Ethics

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A&C Black, 2006 - Religion - 322 pages
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This long-awaited book by one of American Christianity's foremost ethicists proposes a framework for sexual ethics whereby justice is the criterion for all loving, including love that is related to sexual activity and relationships. It begins with historical and cross-cultural explorations, then addresses the large questions of embodiment, gender, and sexuality, and finally delineates the justice framework for sexual ethics.
Though" Just Love"'s particular focus is Christian sexual ethics, Farley's framework is broad enough to have relevance for multiple traditions. Also covered are specific issues in sexual ethics, including same-sex relationships, marriage and family, divorce and second marriage, celibacy, and sex and its negativities.
 

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User Review  - MarthaJeanne - LibraryThing

As the subtitle says, this is a framework. Don't expect any earth shattering new moral laws. However, the framework, as discussed on three current issues, is able to give us some sort of direction in ... Read full review

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In a funny way, the Vatican did us all a favor by issuing a harsh rebuke about this book six years after it was first published. Never mind all that, Farley wrote a thoughtful, readable argument for ... Read full review

Contents

Terrain
12
Theories of Interpretation
18
From the Past to the Present
56
Coloniahst Research and Its Postcolonial Critics
63
SEXUALITY AND ITS MEANINGS
109
More Experience 149 Whether Gender Matters
156
Just Sex
207
Norms for Just Sex
215
Special Questions
232
Given or Chosen
294
INDEX
313
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Margaret A. Farley holds the Gilbert L. Stark Chair in Christian Ethics and Professor Emerita at Yale University Divinity School. She was awarded the 2007 St Elizabeth Setan Medal and 2008 Grawemeyer award. She is also apast president of the Society of Christian Ethics and the Catholic Theological Society of America.

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