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Sex These Days : Essays On Theology, Sex - Davies/Loughlin

Sex These Days

Essays On Theology, Sex

Paperback Published: 1st June 1997
ISBN: 9781850758044

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What has been lost, what has been gained, in replacing sexual orthodoxy with the 'heresies' of postmodern sexualities? In the recent past-even within living memory-sex has usually been a matter of monogamous heterosexual marriage and the procreation of children. Other sexual practices were seen as deviations from the 'patriarchal' norm. Today things are different, and western liberal societies promote and celebrate a growing multiplicity of sexual, familial and procreational practices and relationships. Nine writers assess the directions in which our societies are being led.

Introductionp. 7
List of contributorsp. 15
Sex These Days, Sex Those Days: Will it Ever End?p. 18
Men's Sexual Liberationp. 35
Confluent Love and the Cult of the Dyad: The Pre-contractual Foundations of Contractarian Sexual Relationshipsp. 51
The Rise and Fall of 'Sex'p. 79
Sex in a Wider Contextp. 98
Postmodernity and Chastityp. 122
Celibacy These Daysp. 141
Carnal Love and Spiritual Imagination: Can Luce Irigaray and John Paul II Come Together?p. 160
Sex in Heaven: The Queering of Theological Discourse on Sexualityp. 184
Ending Sexp. 205
Index of Referencesp. 219
Index of Authorsp. 220
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ISBN: 9781850758044
ISBN-10: 1850758042
Series: Studies in Theology & Sexuality
Audience: BAC
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Published: 1st June 1997
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.5  x 1.2
Weight (kg): 0.35
Edition Number: 1