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Description - The Ethics of Sex by Mark D. Jordan

The topic of sexual ethics and interest in sexuality in theology generally, has grown considerably in recent years. Mark Jordan has written a provocative and stimulating introduction to the issues involved, filling a much-needed void in this field. Jordan summarizes key topics and themes in the teaching and discussion of religious ethics as well as pushing forward the debate in interesting and original directions. The Ethics of Sex is divided into three parts, covering problems in principles of ethics, difficulties in the history of ethics, such as marriage and divorce, and crimes against nature, and finally, new possibilities in Christianity, such as redeeming pleasure. Mark Jordan is part of a young group of theologians who represent a concerted attempt to reconceptualize and re-engender Christian theology from non-heterosexual, marginal perspectives. The author is one of the most exciting and avant garde of Christian writers at the interface of medieval history and postmodern theology, and won widespread praise for his ground-breaking study, The Invention of Sodomy in Christian Theology. The issues surrounding sexual ethics will always arouse controversy and interest. This is a book which will delight some - and will undoubtedly infuriate others. Above all, it will not be ignored.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780631218180
ISBN-10: 0631218181
Format: Paperback
(228mm x 155mm x 12mm)
Pages: 208
Imprint: Blackwell Publishers
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Publish Date: 18-Oct-2001
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Mark D. Jordan

Mark Jordan is the Asa Griggs Candler Professor in the Department of Religion at Emory University, Atlanta. His academic interests circle around the varieties of moral rhetoric, the history of Christian teachings on sex, and the ambivalent relations of Christianity to medicine. His books include Ordering Wisdom: The Hierarchy of Philosophical Discourse in Aquinas (1986), The Invention of Sodomy in Christian Theology (1997), and The Silence of Sodom: Homosexuality in Modern Catholicism (2000).

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