Human Sexuality in the Catholic Tradition

Human Sexuality in the Catholic Tradition

by Kieran Scott
     
 

Contemporary culture provides conflicting and confusing messages about the meaning and purpose of human sexuality. This book provides much-needed pastoral guidance in addressing moral issues of sexuality in both the Catholic Church and broader culture today.See more details below

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Contemporary culture provides conflicting and confusing messages about the meaning and purpose of human sexuality. This book provides much-needed pastoral guidance in addressing moral issues of sexuality in both the Catholic Church and broader culture today.

Editorial Reviews

Intams Review
A valuable contribution....A comprehensive and very readable approach....This is a very good book. It should be read by every bishop, especially those in the United States who couldn't bring themselves to deal openly with the subjects of marriage and sexuality. The people of God already know that it is time to move on and to reconstruct a credible approach to human sexuality. The essays presented in this volume contribute significantly to that project.
Patricia Beattie Jung
This is a marvelous collection of essays, progressive in their attention to the growing edges of tradition and faithful to the roots of the moral wisdom of ages past.
Lisa Sowle Cahill
This book shows that silence about sex is just as damaging to the church as is moral analysis that is out of touch with the realities people face in modern cultures. Kieran Scott and Harold D. Horell bring together history, theology, psychology, sociology, politics, and economics and have assembled an absorbing work on matters of sex, gender, and relationships that can speak to all Catholics. Theologians, church teachers, pastoral ministers, and educators will discover a wealth of information, insight, and creativity in this book.
Maryanne Confoy
The depth and breadth of the expertise of the contributors whom Scott and Horell have gathered provide readers with new understandings of a vital area for contemporary theological and pastoral concerns. This is a much-needed and timely addition to the shelves of scholars, ministers, and educators!
Gabriel Moran
This refreshingly candid collection of essays is frank about the contemporary gap between official teachings and the ordinary experience of most Catholics. Scott and Horell are to be congratulated for presenting thoughtful dialogues about sex in a spiritual, political, and scientific context, and proposing some helpful steps toward resolving the current church crisis.
INTAMS review
A valuable contribution....A comprehensive and very readable approach....This is a very good book. It should be read by every bishop, especially those in the United States who couldn't bring themselves to deal openly with the subjects of marriage and sexuality. The people of God already know that it is time to move on and to reconstruct a credible approach to human sexuality. The essays presented in this volume contribute significantly to that project.
INTAMS review: Journal for the Study of Marriage & Spirituality
A valuable contribution....A comprehensive and very readable approach....This is a very good book. It should be read by every bishop, especially those in the United States who couldn't bring themselves to deal openly with the subjects of marriage and sexuality. The people of God already know that it is time to move on and to reconstruct a credible approach to human sexuality. The essays presented in this volume contribute significantly to that project.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780742552401
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
02/23/2007
Pages:
242
Product dimensions:
6.34(w) x 9.34(h) x 0.95(d)

Meet the Author

Kieran Scott is associate professor religion and religious education at Fordham University. He is coeditor of Perspectives on Marriage and has authored several articles and essays for edited collections on related religious education and pastoral themes. Harold Horell is assistant professor of religious education at Fordham University. He has served as general editor for Horizons and Hope: The Future of Religious Education.

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