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Love The Sin - Janet Jakobsen

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Published: 15th April 2004
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In this revolutionary new book, scholars Janet R. Jakobsen and Ann Pellegrini confront the issue of sexual regulation head-on by supporting the idea of having sexual freedom just as we have religious freedom in this country. In their carefully constructed argument, they fight the idea of loving the sinner but hating the sin, suggesting we should, in the case of sex, love the sin. Turning from sex to religion, the authors question why in the United States the principle of religious freedom is so rarely realized in practice. They end by providing a new way of considering freedom for both sexuality and religion, after laying out precisely how the two are intertwined.
"Surprising . . . startling . . . a fresh way to argue for gay rights and sexual freedom." --Michael Bronski, Boston Phoenix
"A tightly packed analysis of the fallacy of sexual tolerance in American society . . . This book serves its purpose by giving the GLBT community a new focus and even a renewed idealism." --Gayle R. Baldwin, Gay & Lesbian Review
" The authors'] powerful arguments might help feminists to explain pro-sex values to Christians who, knowing their own denominations' struggles against established churches, understand the value of religious freedom." --Gail Bederman, Women's Review of Books

[Love the Sin's] arguments are advanced with wit and flair. The book pushes us to consider the possibility that our own fundamental assumptions about freedom, morality, Christianity and sexuality might be just plain mistaken. --David Harrington Watt, Christian Century

"[A] tightly packed analysis of the fallacy of sexual tolerance in American society . . . Like any trumpet call to pull down the walls, this book serves its purpose by giving the GLBT community a new focus and even a renewed idealism." --Gayle R. Baldwin, Gay & Lesbian Review

"Love the Sin presents an alternative vision for thinking about politics and religion. It is a unique work, in that it is a critique of the paradigm that is so inbred in us, and a challenge to create a new paradigm that holds nothing but possibilities for a truly inclusive America." --Mary Louise R. Cervone, Conscience Magazine

Preface: The More Things Change: Sexual Freedom after Lawrence v. Texasp. ix
Acknowledgmentsp. xvii
Introduction: Why Religion, Why Sex?p. 1
Getting Religionp. 19
What's Wrong with Tolerance?p. 45
Not Born That Wayp. 75
The Free Exercise of Sexp. 103
Valuing Sexp. 127
Conclusion: Open Endings, Dreaming Americap. 149
Notesp. 153
Indexp. 169
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ISBN: 9780807041338
ISBN-10: 0807041335
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 192
Published: 15th April 2004
Publisher: Beacon Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 19.68 x 15.24  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.23