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What is the meaning of sex?


Our society is obsessed with sex—and yet we don’t ...
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On the Meaning of Sex

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Overview

What is the meaning of sex?


Our society is obsessed with sex—and yet we don’t understand it at all. Acclaimed philosopher J. Budziszewski remedies the problem in this wise, gracefully written book about the nature, meaning, and mysteries of sexuality.
 
On the Meaning of Sex corrects the most prevalent errors about sex—
particularly those of the sexual revolution, which by mistaking pleasure for a good in itself has caused untold pain and suffering.
 



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Editorial Reviews

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“In a style of argument reminiscent of C. S. Lewis, Budziszewski articulates the thoughts that so many young men and women begin to discern but seldom develop.” —Mark Regnerus, author of Forbidden Fruit
Mark Regnerus
“In a style of argument reminiscent of C. S. Lewis, Budziszewski articulates the thoughts that so many young men and women begin to discern but seldom develop.”
Anthony Esolen
“Budziszewski’s logic is flawless, and he understands that we cannot begin to speak about good and evil, and particularly about sexual good and evil, without acknowledging man’s transcendent end. Pleasure is not to be the law of our being, but rather we can only find our happiness in obedience to that law. On the Meaning of Sex is an eminently readable and powerful testament to that unchanging truth.”
Colleen Carroll Campbell
“In this engaging, illuminating book, Budziszewski applies the skill of a wise professor and the grace of a seasoned writer to a subject too often mired in banality and profanity. Read it and rediscover the mystery, beauty, and grandeur of human sexuality.”
James V. Schall, SJ
“One needs to recommend this book with a warning: If you do not want to know what sex really is, if you do not want to act with truth in your soul about what is, do not read this book. It will only give you an unsettled soul, which is, indeed, probably what you need. Most of all, you need to read it.”
Jean Bethke Elshtain
“In an era when the very idea of ‘truth’ is under assault, Budziszewski presents a powerful counterargument that is an eloquent defense of human reason—especially needed when we take up such fraught subjects as sex.”
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781497608573
  • Publisher: ISI Books
  • Publication date: 4/8/2014
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition description: Digital Original
  • Pages: 168
  • Sales rank: 653,228
  • File size: 292 KB

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What is the meaning of sex?


Our society is obsessed with sex—and yet we don’t understand it at all. Acclaimed philosopher J. Budziszewski remedies the problem in this wise, gracefully written book about the nature, meaning, and mysteries of sexuality.
 
On the Meaning of Sex corrects the most prevalent errors about sex—
particularly those of the sexual revolution, which by mistaking pleasure for a good in itself has caused untold pain and suffering.
 


“Rarely have I read in so few pages a book as thought-provoking and compelling. . . . With this magnificent book on the most confused and misunderstood issue of our age, J. Budziszewski enters the pantheon of living Christian writers.”
Chronicles

“J. Bud (as we, his faithful readers, refer to him) serenely avoids the usual pitfalls in this lucid and blessedly concise overview. No forced jocularity here, no prissiness, no muddle.”
Christianity Today

“Charmingly simple and simply charming . . . An elegant, passionate book . . . A welcome clarion call to return to a more purposeful and intelligent way of understanding. Recommended.”
Choice

“Budziszewski’s logic is flawless . . . Eminently readable and powerful.”
Anthony Esolen, author of Ten Ways to Destroy the Imagination of Your Child

“Engaging, illuminating . . . Read it and rediscover the mystery, beauty, and grandeur of human sexuality.”
Colleen Carroll Campbell, EWTN

“An eloquent, engaging description of the beauty of men, women, and sexuality . . . It hands on the wisdom of our forebears with care and winsomeness.”
Public Discourse

“You need to read it.”
James V. Schall, SJ, Georgetown University, author of Another Sort of Learning

“In an era when the very idea of ‘truth’ is under assault, Budziszewski presents a powerful counterargument that is an eloquent defense of human reason—especially needed when we take up such fraught subjects as sex.”
Jean Bethke Elshtain, author of Sovereignty: God, State, and Self

“I teach a course on ‘Philosophy of Human Sexuality,’ and I must have read fifty to a hundred books on the topic. On the Meaning of Sex is, quite simply, number one.”
Peter Kreeft, Boston College, coauthor of Handbook of Christian Apologetics

“In a style of argument reminiscent of C. S. Lewis, Budziszewski articulates the thoughts that so many young men and women begin to discern but seldom develop.“
Mark Regnerus, author of Forbidden Fruit
 


J. Budziszewski is the best-selling author of many books, including The Line through the Heart, What We Can’t Not Know: A Guide, The Revenge of Conscience, Ask Me Anything, and How to Stay Christian in College. A professor of government and philosophy at the University of Texas, he earned his Ph.D. from Yale University.

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