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

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

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by John S. Grabowski
     
 

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… See more details below

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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:
09/28/2003
Series:
Catholic Moral Thought Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
213
Sales rank:
1,372,794
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction
1Clashing Symbols: Sex, Conscience, and Authority1
2Covenant and Sacrament23
3Kingdom, Discipleship, Character49
4Sex and Chastity71
5Male and Female: Equality, Difference, Dignity96
6Covenant Fidelity, Fertility, and the Gift of Self127
7Teaching Sex, Education, Sexuality, Character155
Works Cited169
Index185

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