Sex and Virtue: An Introduction to Sexual Ethics / Edition 1

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Overview

This book provides a theological foundation for consideration of the moral dimensions of human sexuality from a Roman Catholic perspective. Drawing upon key biblical themes such as covenant, discipleship, and beatitude, it proposes an understanding of covenant fidelity wedded to the virtue of chastity that provides a suitable framework for a Catholic and Christian approach to issues of sexuality in a contemporary context. What is needed to counter dominant cultural ideologies is a vision of sexuality as integral to the human vocation to communion as well as attention to the specific practices that enable persons to grow in moral goodness.

This work represents an original synthesis of biblical categories, the tradition and language of virtue, and a theological understanding of the human person. It is also among the first systematic applications of the renewal of virtue theory in recent decades to issues of sexuality. Scholars, students of moral theology, the religious educators will benefit from this groundbreaking work.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780813213460
  • Publisher: Catholic University of America Press
  • Publication date: 9/28/2003
  • Series: Catholic Moral Thought Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 213
  • Sales rank: 1,309,582
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction
1 Clashing Symbols: Sex, Conscience, and Authority 1
2 Covenant and Sacrament 23
3 Kingdom, Discipleship, Character 49
4 Sex and Chastity 71
5 Male and Female: Equality, Difference, Dignity 96
6 Covenant Fidelity, Fertility, and the Gift of Self 127
7 Teaching Sex, Education, Sexuality, Character 155
Works Cited 169
Index 185
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    Things taken for granted gain new perspective. I can't behave as if I didn't read it.

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