Authentic Human Sexuality

Author: Judith K. Balswick
Editor: InterVarsity Press
ISBN: 0830874461
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Sex pervades our culture, going far beyond the confines of the bedroom into the workplace, the church and the media. Yet despite all the attention and even obsession devoted to sex, human sexuality remains confusing and even foreboding. What, after all, is authentic human sexuality? That is the question Judith and Jack Balswick set out to answer in this wide-ranging and probing book. Informed by sociology, psychology and theology, the Balswicks investigate how human sexuality originates both biologically and socially, lay groundwork for a normative Christian interpretation of sexuality, show how authentic sexuality is necessarily grounded in relationships, and explore such forms of "inauthentic sexuality" as sexual harassment, pornography and rape. Since its first publication in 1999, Authentic Human Sexuality has established itself as a standard text at numerous colleges and seminaries. While maintaining the book's overall structure, this new paper edition offers updated discussions and bibliographies throughout, including a completely new chapter on sexual development throughout the human lifespan and a substantially revised chapter on sexual beings in relationship that incorporates a trinitarian theological perspective. A new generation of students, pastors, psychologists and sociologists engaged in counseling will be indebted to the Balswicks for this updated study of this endlessly fascinating and perplexing facet of human identity.

Authentic Human Sexuality

Author: Judith K. Balswick
Editor: InterVarsity Press
ISBN: 9780830815951
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Judith and Jack Balswick describe authentic human sexuality in this wide-ranging and probing book informed by sociology, psychology and theology.

Authentic Human Sexuality

Author: Jack O. Balswick
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ISBN: 9781557530844
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Human Sexuality

Author: John C. Dwyer
Editor: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9781556120763
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Sexuality is both fascinating and troubling. It seems to promise that transcendence of ourselves which is our deepest human desire, and yet it makes us painfully aware of our limits and of the supreme difficulty of finding ourselves in the process of losing ourselves. The relationship of Christianity to sexuality has been particularly troubled, but this book is an attempt to reflect on the phenomenon of sexuality from the standpoint of what is central to Christianity, that is, the view of God and of the human condition which became real in the words and in the life of Jesus of Nazareth. The book tries to answer this question: if we take Christianity seriously, how do we think about our sexuality and what do we do about it? This book draws on the ethical reflections of many thinkers, and it draws on much work in psychology, but its primary focus is either that of ethics or of psychology. The book intends to be theology: the attempt to talk intelligently about God and the relationship of God to every area of human existence and especially to those aspects of life which are near the center of the human personality: and foremost among such is sexuality.

Christian Ethics

Author: Larry Chouinard
Editor: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 1608994996
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Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God's will is - his good, pleasing and perfect will. - Romans 12:2 (NIV) What are your goals in life? What goals should you pursue in your life? Every day you make decisions concerning moral issues. Moral evaluation implies that there is a standard of judgment. Christian ethics is the study of how we live a life that conforms to the will of God. When we look at life from a biblical perspective, our goals, actions, and standards should be the result of asking the question, What is God calling me to do and be? Christian Ethics takes a fresh look at a multitude of ethical issues through the lens of God's Word. This important new resource will help provide guidance into knowing God's will for your life. Contributors are (in alphabetical order): Dr. Lee Camp, David Lipscomb University Dr. Larry Chouinard, Kentucky Christian College Dr. James Estep, Lincoln Christian Seminary Dr. David Fiensy, Kentucky Christian College Dr. Gary Hall, Lincoln Christian College Dr. John Mark Hicks, David Lipscomb University Dr. Ronald Highfield, Pepperdine University Dr. Robert Hull, Lincoln Christian College Dr. Leonard Knight, Kentucky Christian College Dr. Mark Krause, Puget Sound Christian College Dr. Gregory Linton, Great Lakes Christian College Dr. Rick Marrs, Pepperdine University Margaret McLaughlin, MSW, CSW, Kentucky CC Dr. David Musick, University of Pennsylvania Dr. George Pickens, Kentucky Christian College Dr. Paul Prill. David Lipscomb University Dr. Gregory Rutecki, Evanston Hospital Gail Wise, RN, Kentucky Christian College

Sexual Ethics

Author: Todd A. Salzman
Editor: Georgetown University Press
ISBN: 1589019415
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Two principles capture the essence of the Catholic tradition on sexual ethics: that each and every marriage act must remain open to the transmission of life, and that any human genital act must occur within the framework of marriage. In the Catholic tradition, moral sexual activity is institutionalized within the confines of marriage and procreation, and sexual morality is marital morality. But theologians Todd Salzman and Michael Lawler contend that there is a disconnect between many of the Church’s absolute sexual norms and other theological and intellectual developments explicitly recognized and endorsed in the Catholic tradition, especially since the Second Vatican Council. These developments include the shift from a primary static worldview to a historically conscious worldview, one that recognizes reality as dynamic, evolving, changing, and particular. By employing such a historically conscious worldview, alternative claims about the moral legitimacy of controversial topics such as contraception, artificial reproduction, and homosexual marriage can faithfully emerge within a Catholic context. Convinced of the central role that love, desire, and fertility play in a human life, and also in the life of Christian discipleship, the authors propose an understanding of sexuality that leads to the enhancement of human sexual relationships and flourishing. This comprehensive introduction to Catholic sexual ethics—complete with thought-provoking study questions at the end of each chapter—will be sure to stimulate dialogue about sexual morality between Catholic laity, theologians, and the hierarchy. Anyone seeking a credible and informed Catholic sexual ethic will welcome this potentially revolutionary book.

The Family

Author: Jack O. Balswick
Editor: Baker Academic
ISBN: 1441245626
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Two respected senior professors in the marriage and family field cover every issue that affects family life, including marriage, parenting, sexuality, communication, social dynamics, and family life in modern society. This proven resource for studying the most established of human institutions has been in print for over twenty years, with over 80,000 copies sold. The fourth edition has been updated to address current family-related issues and refined to reflect teaching practices for the contemporary classroom, including updated references to online resources. Praise for a Previous Edition "An excellent resource for preachers and teachers and an obvious choice for a text in family studies in a Christian college."--Calvin Theological Journal

A Model For Marriage

Author: Jack O. Balswick
Editor: InterVarsity Press
ISBN: 0830879943
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Jack and Judy Balswick offer a vision of marriage that is both profoundly spiritual and thoroughly practical for the twenty-first century.

Human Sexuality In The Catholic Tradition

Author: Kieran Scott
Editor: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9780742552418
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Contemporary culture provides conflicting and confusing messages about the meaning and purpose of human sexuality. This book provides much-needed pastoral guidance in addressing moral issues of sexuality in both the Catholic Church and broader culture today.

The Meaning Of Sex

Author: Dennis P. Hollinger
Editor: Baker Academic
ISBN: 0801035716
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An ethicist provides an engaging exploration of the meaning of sex and articulates a Christian ethic for addressing a host of sexual issues facing readers today.