Lily Among the Thorns by Miguel A. De La Torre
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Lily Among the Thorns
By Miguel A. De La Torre

A Lily Among the Thorns

Imagining a New Christian Sexuality

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Lily Among the Thorns by Miguel A. De La Torre

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A Lily Among the Thorns gives Christians a new way of thinking about sexuality. Author Miguel De La Torre, a well-respected ethicist and professor known for his innovative readings of Christian doctrine, rejects both the liberal and conservative prejudices about sex. He instead develops an ethic that is liberative yet grounded soundly in the Bible; a sexuality that celebrates God's gift of great sex by fostering intimacy, vulnerability and openness between loving partners. In A Lily Among the Thorns, De La Torre examines the Bible, current events, history and our culture-at-large to show how and why racism, sexism, and classism have distorted Christianity's central teachings about sexuality. The author shows how the church's traditionally negative attitudes toward sex in general-and toward women, people of color, and gays in particular-have made it difficult, if not impossible, to create a biblically based and just sexual ethic. But when the Bible is read from the viewpoint of those who have been marginalized in our society, preconceived notions about Christianity and sex get turned on their heads. Taking on hot-button topics such as pornography, homosexuality, prostitution, and celibacy, the author examines how "reading from the margins" provides a liberating approach to dealing with issues of sexuality.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780787981464
ISBN-10: 078798146X
Format: Hardback
(231mm x 161mm x 21mm)
Pages: 224
Imprint: Jossey-Bass Inc.,U.S.
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc
Publish Date: 18-May-2007
Country of Publication: United States

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Books By Author Miguel A. De La Torre

Introducing Liberative Theologies by Miguel A. De La Torre Introducing Liberative Theologies, Paperback (October 2015)

Authors write from the perspective of their own community, a and include prominent theologians, including Jorge Aquino, Jonathan Tan, Joerge Rieger, and Sharon Betcher. Each essay includes resources for further reading, discussion questions, and a number of inserts and pullouts to explain important concepts.

Lily Among the Thorns by Miguel A. De La Torre Lily Among the Thorns, Paperback (December 2012)

A Lily Among the Thorns gives Christians a new way of thinking about sexuality. Author Miguel De La Torre, a well-respected ethicist and professor known for his innovative readings of Christian doctrine, rejects both the liberal and conservative prejudices about sex.

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Author Biography - Miguel A. De La Torre

Miguel De La Torre is associate professor of social ethics at Iliff School of Theology, a director to the Society of Christian Ethics, and the co-chair of the Ethics Section at the American Academy of Religion. De La Torre is a newspaper and Internet columnist and a respected expert on liberation theologies.

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