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The Conjugal Act As a Personal Act: A Study of the Catholic Concept of the Conjugal Act in the Light of Christian Anthropology
     

The Conjugal Act As a Personal Act: A Study of the Catholic Concept of the Conjugal Act in the Light of Christian Anthropology

by Donald P. Asci, Donald Asci
 

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In contrast to the popular view of human sexuality, the Catholic Church promotes an understanding that not only includes unique considerations on the ethical level but also appreciates the most profound aspects of sexuality. In this insightful study, Donald Asci shows how the Catholic concept of sexuality and sexual intercourse articulates the ethical norms by which

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In contrast to the popular view of human sexuality, the Catholic Church promotes an understanding that not only includes unique considerations on the ethical level but also appreciates the most profound aspects of sexuality. In this insightful study, Donald Asci shows how the Catholic concept of sexuality and sexual intercourse articulates the ethical norms by which these profound realities are preserved. The teachings of the Church open the path to a fulfillment that only the deepest aspects of sexuality can supply.

Beyond the moral norms of the Church's sexual ethics lies a theology of sexuality that recalls what is at stake in the realm of sexual activity. Thus, the Church not only affirms marriage as the only morally acceptable context for sexual intercourse, but also develops a specific concept of the conjugal act for husband and wife.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780898708448
Publisher:
Ignatius Press
Publication date:
03/01/2002
Pages:
364
Product dimensions:
5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x (d)

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