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Theology and Sexuality : Classic and Contemporary Readings - Rogers Jr.

Theology and Sexuality

Classic and Contemporary Readings


Published: 7th December 2001
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This much-needed volume draws on a wide range of resources and some of the freshest talent in the field to examine debates about theology and sexuality. Material is drawn from a variety of ancient, medieval, modern and contemporary texts to provide readers with a broad perspective on the issues discussed.

"Sexuality is a bitterly contested territory for many, probablymost, Christians these days, and the climate of rather franticcontroversy hasn't encourage a really theological debate. Here is afirst-class resource for such debate, not propagandising, butsetting out a broad spectrum of reflection on the issues thatunderlie the sniping of sexual politics - reflection on themeanings of the body itself for Christians, within a richlyinformed and traditionally literate framework. It is very welcome."Rowan Williams, Archbishop of Wales and Bishop of Monmouth

"The readings offer thoughtful reflections on the meanings ofthe body, homosexuality, marriage, and the interpretation ofscripture. The book should inform the debate in a helpful way."Church Times

"Those seeking information to guide them around the contemporarydebate in the church about sexuality will welcome the publicationof Theology and Sexuality." Expository Times

..".a valuable resource for anyone who wants to think throughthe fundamental questions it poses: 'What does God want with sex, anyway?'" The Way

List of Contributors.



Part I: How and How Not to Think Theologically About the Body.

1. Embodiment in Time and Eternity: A Syriac Perspective. (Susan A. Harvey).

2. The Appeal to Experience. (George P. Schner, SJ.).

Part II: Liturgical Resources.

3. The Celebration and Blessing of a Marriage: from The Book of Common Prayer.

4. The Betrothal Service: from the Service Book of the Holy Orthodox-Catholic Apostolic Church.

5. Order of Second Marriage: from the Service Book of the Holy Orthodox-Catholic Apostolic Church.

6. Office of Same-Sex Union: from Same-Sex Unions in Premodern Europe.

7. Tomorrow Shall Be My Dancing Day: from The Shorter New Oxford Book of Carols.

Part III: Classical Resources.

8. From The Good of Marriage. ( St. Augustine of Hippo).

9. From Homily I on Marriage.( St. John Chrysostom).

10. From Against the Opponents of the Monastic Life.( St. John Chrysostom).

11. Hymns of Divine Love, 15. (St. Symeon the New Theologian).

12. From Commentary on Romans. (St. Thomas Aquinas).

13. From The Spiritual Canticle. (St. John of the Cross).

14. Freedom for Community. (Karl Barth).

15. From The Epistle to the Romans Karl Barth.

Part IV: Contemporary Philosophical Resources.

16. Sexual Perversion. (Thomas Nagel).

17. Moral Abominations. (Jeffrey Stout).

Part V: Nuptial Hermeneutics, Or What Marriage Means.

18. The Crisis of an Ethic Without Desire. Sebastian Moore.

19. From The Original Unity of Man and Woman. (Pope John Paul II).

20. From The Sacrament of Love Paul Evdokimov.

21. Faithfulness. (Robert Jenson).

22. The Relationship of Bodies: A Nuptial Hermeneutics of Same-Sex Unions. (David Matzko McCarthy).

23. Sanctification, Homosexuality, and God's Triune Life. (Eugene F. Rogers, Jr.).

Part VI: Catholic Controversies.

24. Letter to the Catholic Bishops on the Pastoral Care of Homosexual Persons: Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith.

25. The Pope Converts. (Mark D. Jordan).

26. Alone Again, Naturally. (Andrew Sullivan).

27. Gay Friendship: A Thought Experiment in Catholic Moral Theology. (Stanley Hauerwas).

Part VII: Trinitarian Resources.

28. The Body's Grace. (Rowan D. Williams).

29. Trinitarian Friendship: Same-Gender Models of Godly Love. (Marilyn McCord Adams).

Part VIII: Anthropology and Christology.

30. Sanctifying Nearness. (Thomas Breidenthal).

31. [Logos and Biography]. (John Boswell).

32. [Marriage and Idolatry]. (Charles Hawes).

Part IX: Ecclesial Voices.

33. Disputed Questions: Debate and Discernment, Scripture and the Spirit. (Luke Timothy Johnson).

34. Homosexuality in the Church: Can There Be a Fruitful Theological Debate? (Oliver O'Donovan).

35. Theology Among the Stones and Dust. (James Alison).

Appendix: Biblical Resources.

Scripture Index.

General Index.

ISBN: 9780631212775
ISBN-10: 0631212779
Series: Blackwell Readings in Modern Theology
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 446
Published: 7th December 2001
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.09 x 15.24  x 2.41
Weight (kg): 0.59
Edition Number: 1