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Heterosexism : an ethical challenge

Author: Patricia Beattie Jung; Ralph F Smith
Publisher: Albany : State University of New York Press, ©1993.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In this book, the authors show that the prevailing sexual ethic is no longer useful. This ethic presumes as ideal, a uniform morality based on a limited understanding of human sexuality. Heterosexism is revealed to be a system of prejudice that both grows out of and supports this ethic. It produces various forms of discrimination, particularly those against gay and lesbian people, that cannot be justified.
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Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Patricia Beattie Jung; Ralph F Smith
ISBN: 079141695X 9780791416952 0791416968 9780791416969
OCLC Number: 27186436
Description: x, 234 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Ch. 1. Defining Heterosexism --
A Reasoned System of Prejudice --
Orientation and Behavior --
Five Moral Positions Regarding Homosexuality --
Ch. 2. Evaluating Heterosexism --
An Egalitarian Starting Point --
Heterosexism: A Noncredible Tradition --
A Faithful Reformation --
Ch. 3. The Bible and Heterosexism --
Reevaluating Traditional Interpretations --
Traditional Texts "Against Homosexuality" --
Traditional Texts "For Heterocentrism" --
Ch. 4. The Costs of Heterosexism --
Discerning True and False Threats --
Challenging Christian Preoccupations --
Ch. 5. Confronting Heterosexism --
Foundations for Reform --
The Church as an Inclusive-Exclusive Community --
Christian Life and Christian Teaching --
A Paradigm Shift in Sexual Ethics --
The Focus of Reform --
A Symbolic Case Study: Ordination --
The Boundaries of Dissent --
Ch. 6. Dismantling Heterosexism --
Toward a Theology of Sexuality --
Marriage: A Ritual Test Case --
Reassessing Marriage --
Ch. 7. Moving Beyond Heterosexism --
Sexual Authenticity --
Sexual Fidelity.
Responsibility: Patricia Beattie Jung and Ralph F. Smith.

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In this book, the authors show that the prevailing sexual ethic is no longer useful. This ethic presumes as ideal, a uniform morality based on a limited understanding of human sexuality. Heterosexism is revealed to be a system of prejudice that both grows out of and supports this ethic. It produces various forms of discrimination, particularly those against gay and lesbian people, that cannot be justified.

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