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Just love : a framework for Christian sexual ethics

Author: Margaret A Farley
Publisher: New York : Continuum International Pub. Group, 2006.
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Proposes a framework for sexual ethics whereby justice is the criterion for all loving, including love that is related to sexual activity and relationships. This book provides historical and  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Margaret A Farley
ISBN: 0826410014 9780826410016 0826429246 9780826429247
OCLC Number: 68416726
Description: xiii, 322 p. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Opening the questions --
Finding the way --
Why we are here --
New maps --
Problems with the terrain --
The task --
The questions and their past --
Sex, morality, and history : theories of interpretation --
Michel Foucault : the historical constitution of desire --
Catherine MacKinnon : historical silences/gendered violence --
Evolutionary histories : sexuality and change --
Sexual ethics in the west : historical perspective --
Sexuality in antiquity : the legacy of Greece and Rome --
Judaism : sexuality, morality, and religion --
Christian traditions --
Secular paths : philosophical developments, medical influences --
From the past to the present --
Difficult crossings : diverse traditions --
Cross-cultural perspectives : importance for sexual ethics --
Possibilities of cross-cultural and interreligious awareness --
Obstacles to the search for alternative perspectives --
Colonialist research and its postcolonial critics --
The lessons of "orientalism'' --
Lessons for sexual ethics --
Pre-modern islands of the South Seas --
African cultures --
Sexuality and community --
Gender, marriage, and family --
New interpreters and critics : sustainable African sexualities --
Kamasutra : Hindu textbook on erotic love --
The world of Islam --
Diversity unlimited? --
Sexuality and its meanings --
How the body matters --
Theories of the body --
Transcendent embodiment --
Whether gender matters --
Gender theory and practice --
Christian theologies --
Biology, culture, and experience --
Biology, culture, and more experience --
Whether gender matters --
Sexuality and its meanings --
Elements in sexual experience --
Love, desire, and sexuality --
Just love and just sex : preliminary considerations --
Sexuality and justice --
Alternative frameworks --
Sources for Christian sexual ethics --
Scripture --
Tradition --
Secular disciplines of knowledge --
Contemporary experience --
Love and just love --
Moral norms for a just love --
Love and freedom --
Desire --
Framework for a sexual ethic : just sex --
Justice --
The concrete reality of persons --
Obligating features of personhood --
Norms for just sex --
Do no unjust harm --
Free consent --
Mutuality --
Equality --
Commitment --
Fruitfulness --
Social justice --
Special questions --
An ethic only for adults? --
Sexual relations with oneself --
The negative potential of sex --
Character, faith, and sexual justice --
Patterns of relationship : contexts for just love --
Marriage and family --
Historical and cultural contexts --
Christianity and its influences --
Descriptive and normative questions --
Same-sex relationships --
Theological and ethical sources --
Same-sex relationships and justice --
Sexual orientation : given or chosen --
Divorce and remarriage --
The marriage commitment : making, keeping, changing --
Divorce --
Remarriage.
Responsibility: Margaret A. Farley.
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