In Pursuit of Love: Catholic Morality and Human Sexuality

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Liturgical Press, 1996 - Religion - 429 pages
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While retaining the basic structure of the original book, this new edition has been thoroughly updated in light of some official Catholic documents and other theological writings dealing with sexual morality that have appeared since 1986. The Catechism of the Catholic Church, Pope John Paul II's encyclicals Veritatis splendor and Evangelium vitae, and the 1986 and 1992 statements of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith on pastoral care of homosexuals and the issue of discrimination against them are among the more recent magisterial publications considered in this text. This edition also contains several new sections: the misuses of sex (adultery, pornography, prostitution, sexual violence); four rationales for viewing a committed love relationship as the only appropriate context for sexual intercourse; marriage as a sacrament and marital sexuality and love as embodiments of commitment, intimacy, and passion; and public policy and the civil rights of homosexuals. This edition also includes an expanded discussion of topics such as sexism, sexually transmitted diseases?especially HIV/AIDS?and the moral questions raised by new family-planning methods (Norplant, Depo-Provera), RU-486, postcoital hormonal interventions against pregnancy, the start of human life, and abortion."Rarely can one find in a single volume both a thorough and accurate account of the teaching of the magisterium and a clear and consistent appreciation of the best insights of contemporary Catholic theology . . . Honest and courageous, In Pursuit of Love is destined to be a standard text in its field." Peter C. Phan"In the way it synthesizes the positions of mainline Catholic moralists, it ranks among the best." America "A welcome addition in the rather barren field." Dr. Jack Dominian

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The Meaning and Spirit of Christian Living
The Magisterium and the Role of Conscience
The Dignity and Inviolability of Personal Conscience
A Radical Theology of Sin
A Context for the Meaning and Morality of Sexuality
The Issue of Premarital Sexuality
Contraception and Marital Sexuality
Morality and Homogenital Expressions of Love
Arguments Against the Morality of Homogenital Activity
Current Moral Evaluation of Homogenital Acts
Index of Names and Authors 420

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