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

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

by John S. Grabowski
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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
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

1.Clashing Symbols: Sex, Conscience, and Authority1
I.The Experience of Alienation2
II.Sex: The American Ethos4
III.Humanae vitae: Flashpoint of Controversy10
IV.The Legal Powder Keg14
V.A Twofold Alienation19
2.Covenant and Sacrament23
I.Biblical Interpretation24
II.The Nature of Covenant29
III.Sex as Covenantal: Genesis 232
IV.Covenantal Sexuality Fallen and Redeemed38
V.Intercourse as Anamnesis: Theological Developments43
3.Kingdom, Discipleship, Character49
I.Conversion and Discipleship49
II.Kingdom, Covenant, Beatitude53
III.The Character of a Disciple59
IV.Sex and Character62
V.Toward a Spirituality of Christian Sexuality65
4.Sex and Chastity71
I.Chastity and Early Christianity72
II.Chastity in Aquinas78
III.The Eclipse of Chastity in Moral Teaching84
IV.Chastity and Personalism85
V.Psychological Perspectives89
VI.Chastity and Culture93
5.Male and Female: Equality, Difference, Dignity96
I.Genesis Revisited98
II.Other Biblical Teaching103
III.Contemporary Reflections107
IV.Ethical Import111
6.Covenant Fidelity, Fertility, and the Gift of Self127
I.Fertility and the Gift of Self128
II.Some Implications132
III.Further Questions140
IV.A Test Case for Growth in Marital Chastity: The Practice of Periodic Continence142
7.Teaching Sex: Education, Sexuality, Character155
I.Vision and Values156
II.Practices Make Perfect157
III.Moral Norms: Only the Beginning159
IV.An Authentic Gradualism162
V.The Role of Community163
VII.Toward a Culture of Life167
Works Cited169

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Sex and Virtue: An Introduction to Sexual Ethics 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Reine1951 More than 1 year ago
Things taken for granted gain new perspective. I can't behave as if I didn't read it.