Religious views on birth control: Quiverfull, Protestant views on birth control, Christian views on contraception, Catholic Church and AIDS

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Purchase includes free access to book updates online and a free trial membership in the publisher's book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Chapters: Quiverfull, Protestant Views on Birth Control, Christian Views on Contraception, Catholic Teachings on Sexual Morality, Catholic Church and Aids, Religious Views on Birth Control, Moral Theology of John Paul I, Jewish Views on Contraception, Pontifical Commission on Birth Control, Moral Theology of John Xxiii. Excerpt: Issues ...

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Purchase includes free access to book updates online and a free trial membership in the publisher's book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Chapters: Quiverfull, Protestant Views on Birth Control, Christian Views on Contraception, Catholic Teachings on Sexual Morality, Catholic Church and Aids, Religious Views on Birth Control, Moral Theology of John Paul I, Jewish Views on Contraception, Pontifical Commission on Birth Control, Moral Theology of John Xxiii. Excerpt: Issues surrounding the Catholic Church and AIDS have become highly controversial in the past twenty years, primarily because many prominent religious leaders have publicly declared their opposition to the use of contraception , which some scientists feel is currently the only means to stop the epidemic. Other issues involve religious participation in global health care services and collaboration with secular organizations such as UNAIDS and the World Health Organization.Background The sexual revolution of the 1960s precipitated Pope Paul VI 's 1968 encyclical Humanae Vitae (On Human Life) which rejected the use of contraception , including sterilization , asserting that these work against the intimate relationship and moral order of husband and wife by directly opposing God's will. It approved Natural Family Planning as a legitimate means to limit family size. Church teaching on the use of condoms The use of condoms to prevent disease is a controversial issue, with Catholic theologians arguing both sides. Unlike drugs and surgical procedures, however, the current consensus is that using condoms during sex is morally contraceptive and thus a sin.While condoms might serve as an effective barrier to the transmission of HIV, condoms also impermissibly impede the procreative aspect of the sexual act which is understood by the Church to have a deeply theological meaning . As such, their use is forbidden. Theology aside, Church officials deny that their teaching against...

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  • ISBN-13: 9781156584606
  • Publisher: General Books LLC
  • Publication date: 5/21/2010
  • Pages: 26
  • Product dimensions: 7.44 (w) x 9.69 (h) x 0.05 (d)

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