Author: Mark D. Jordan Retail Price: $64.08 Our Price: $64.08
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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. The Ethics of Sex is divided into three parts, covering problems in principles of ethics; difficulties in the history of ethics, such as marriage, divorce, and crimes against nature; and finally, new possibilities in Christianity, such as redeeming pleasure. The discussion throughout the volume shows the distincctive power of Christian rhetoric to create, develop, and impose moral identities for wchich sex is central. Some of these identities are positive, such as the Virgin Martyr, while others are sexual sin-identities, such as the Adulterer or the Sodomite. However, we can only move beyond these established 'characters' by recognizing that they were written to be theological roles - and that some theology may be beeded to rewrite them.