You are here

0806617012h.jpg

Embodiment: An Approach to Sexuality and Christian Theology

Author: 
James B. Nelson (Author)
Request a Review, Exam, or Desk copy.

Request a Review copy

Please select a version:

Digital

Digital copies are fulfulled via Edelweiss, an external trusted partner.

×

Request an Exam copy

Please select a version:

Digital

Digital copies are fulfulled via Edelweiss, an external trusted partner.

×

Request an Desk copy

Please select a version:

Digital

Digital copies are fulfulled via Edelweiss, an external trusted partner.

×

Request an Exam/Desk copy

This title is not available as a gratis copy.
To discuss your use of this title for a particular course please e-mail the Textbook Adoption Consultant for review.
Click here to email

×

Description

Few would doubt that this is a time of transition in our understanding of human sexuality. The confusion about sexual morals and mores is the more obvious evidence of this. But there is something else. For too long the bulk of Christian reflection about sexuality has asked an essentially one-directional question: what does Christian faith have to say about our lives as sexual beings?
– from the Preface
ISBN: 
9780806617015
Price: 
$23.00
Release date: 
January 1, 1979
Pages: 
304
Width: 
5.75
Height: 
8.38

Endorsements

Embodiment is eminently readable, creative, forthright, and challenging even for those who might disagree.
— Charles E. Curran, Catholic University, Washington, D.C.

James B. Nelson has given us another first-class study in theological ethics. His comprehensive and imaginative treatment sets both traditional and unconventional sexuality issues within the context of God's fulfilling grace. Nelson's masterful handling of empirical data, ethical method, and theological perspective makes this book indispensable for pastors, counselors, and all who wish to think constructively about human sexuality.
— Harold H. Ditmanson, St. Olaf College, Northfield, MN

Table of Contents

    Foreword by Norman Pittenger
    Preface

  1. The Church and Sexuality: A Time to Reconsider
  2. Embodiment in Sexual Theology
  3. Sexual Alienation: The Dualistic Nemesis
  4. Sexual Salvation: Grace and the Resurrection of the Body
  5. Love and Sexual Ethics
  6. The Meanings of Marriage and Fidelity
  7. The Morality of Sexual Variations
  8. Gayness and Homosexuality: Issues for the Church
  9. The Sexually Disenfranchised
  10. The Church as Sexual Community

    Epilog
    Notes
    Index of Subjects
    Index of Names
    Index of Biblical References