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Sexual Character: Beyond Technique to Intimacy / Edition 1
     

Sexual Character: Beyond Technique to Intimacy / Edition 1

by Marva J. Dawn
 

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ISBN-10: 0802807003

ISBN-13: 2900802807006

Pub. Date: 06/28/1993

Publisher: Eerdmans, William B. Publishing Company

Aiming to combat the widespread confusion today regarding sexual issues, Marva Dawn offers here a clear biblical understanding of human sexuality. Her fresh perspectives in Sexual Character will challenge and encourage persons living in our sex-saturated society.

To establish the necessary foundations for new thinking about sexual issues, Dawn explains

Overview

Aiming to combat the widespread confusion today regarding sexual issues, Marva Dawn offers here a clear biblical understanding of human sexuality. Her fresh perspectives in Sexual Character will challenge and encourage persons living in our sex-saturated society.

To establish the necessary foundations for new thinking about sexual issues, Dawn explains the importance of distinguishing between social and genital sexuality (a distinction generally not made), discusses the forces in our technological society that jeopardize true intimacy, and outlines the "ethics of character" that forms the basis for discussion in the rest of the book.

Holding to a positive biblical vision for sexual character leads Dawn to raise many provocative questions that apply in very practical, relevant ways to such issues as friendship, marriage, divorce, teenage dating, homosexuality, and abortion. Dawn ends the book by putting forth a hopeful vision of "sexual shalom" for individuals and Christian communities.

Written in an engaging, non-preachy style, Sexual Character will benefit all thoughtful Christian adults—ministers, parents, youth group leaders, college students—and provide solid material for church discussion groups.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2900802807006
Publisher:
Eerdmans, William B. Publishing Company
Publication date:
06/28/1993
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
172

Table of Contents

    PART I: The Basis for New Thinking about Our Sexuality

  1. Our Society’s Pain and Its Sexual Coping
  2. The True Source of the Pain
  3. A Genuine Remedy—"Sex Is Like a Typewriter!"
  4. The Church Must Be the Church: An Ethics of Character
  5. PART II: God’s Design for Sexual Character

  6. Marriage Is for More Than Two
  7. Sexual Union Is More Than "Sex"
  8. The Virtues of Sexual Character for Marriage as a Heroic Enterprise
  9. PART III: New Questions from an Ethics of Character for Practical Application to Issues of Our Day

  10. Friendship
  11. Homosexuality
  12. Marriage
  13. Divorce
  14. Nurturing Children
  15. Abortion
  16. Teenagers, Dating, and "Sex"
  17. PART IV: Sexual Shalom

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