Sex Au Naturel: What It Is and Why It's Good for Your Marriage

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Emmaus Road Publishing, 2010 - Religion - 134 pages
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Sex Au Naturel: What It Is and Why It's Good For Your Marriage by radio host Patrick Coffin is a bracing ride across the landscape of the Catholic sexual ethic. If you're looking for intellectual ammo with which to defend and explain the teaching of Humanae Vitae, or if you reject it altogether, you'll agree that Coffin approaches the topic from a wide array of new and persuasive angles. With humor and enthusiasmand a total absence of moralizingyou'll learn:

Why Paul VI's landmark 1968 encyclical was widely rejected a generation ago and why it's gaining new respectability now

Where exactly the Bible teaches against birth control

The differences between contraception and natural family planning (hint: they're more profound than you think)

The meaning of the natural law and how it applies to birth control

How the dogma of the Blessed Trinity implicit condemns birth control

That every single Protestant denomination rejected birth control until 1930

Why the myth of overpopulation is used against the Church, and how to answer it

How faithful adherence to the teaching of Humanae Vitae is causally related to marital happiness and longevity

Why it's not too late to start over, even if you've been sterilized

How to rely on the ever-present grace of God rather than your own strength in faithfully following this challenging, life-giving aspect of Christian discipleship

Much, much more!

 

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Contents

How We Got Here Roots of Rejection Seeds of Hope
1
Escape from Dissent
11
Whos Your Daddy? Sources of Catholic Authority
23
Birth Control in the Bible The Silent Word is Pleading
31
Birth Control and the Blessed Trinity The Implications of Divine SelfGift
51
The Truth Whisperer Contraception and the Natural Law
63
Answers to the Pop Quiz
77
How to Defuse the Population Bomb An Answer to Chicken Little
87
Planned Barrenhood Sterilization and Its Discontents
99
NFP vs ABC The Moral Differences between Natural Family Planning and Artificial Birth Control
111
Made Not Begotten Reproductive Technologies
121
Natural Family Planning
131
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About the author (2010)

Host of Catholic Answers Live Radio program.

Peter J. Kreeft (Ph.D., Fordham University) is professor of philosophy at Boston College where he has taught since 1965. A popular lecturer, he has also taught at many other colleges, seminaries and educational institutions in the eastern United States. Kreeft has written more than fifty books, including The Best Things in Life, The Journey, How to Win the Culture War and, with Ronald Tacelli, Handbook of Christian Apologetics.

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