Human sexuality in the Christian life a working document for study and dialogue.

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Published by Faith and Life Press, Mennonite Pub. House in Newton, Kan, Scottdale, Pa .

Written in English

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  • Sex -- Religious aspects -- Christianity.

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ContributionsMennonite Church., General Conference Mennonite Church.
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LC ClassificationsBT708 .H824 1985
The Physical Object
Pagination166 p. ;
Number of Pages166
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Open LibraryOL2560292M
LC Control Number85081607

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Chapter 5: The Christian Life, Spirituality, and Sexuality. The quality of love experienced in a family or a congregation can be limited by the way members think about the meaning of Christian faith.

Where the family is believed essential to faith, a breach of moral or social values is perceived as an offense against the family and against God.

Human sexuality. (a) Sex is regarded sacred because it is a gift from God and also because it is a means through which life is transmitted. (b) Sex is highly valued and so the elders offered sex education to the youth to avoid its misuse.

This book presents the understanding of human sexuality that divine revelation offers us. It is intended primarily for Christian adults who wish to know not only what kinds of sexual behavior are right or wrong but also why such behavior is right or wrong for those who seek to follow : $ 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. Human Sexuality. We affirm that sexuality is God’s good gift to all persons.

We call everyone to responsible stewardship of this sacred gift. Although all persons are sexual beings whether or not they are married, sexual relations are affirmed only with the covenant of monogamous, heterosexual marriage.

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They take an approach that is quite refreshing as they carefully weave scholarly work from the disciplines of theology, sociology and psychology with an uncompromising biblical Christian worldview. Bible, Ethics, Relationships homosexuality, human sexuality, sexuality The Bible affirms human sexuality as a part of God’s original creation, something He considered good and beautiful.

The Genesis account tells us that God created human beings in His image as male and female—complementary genders designed to play and work together for a /5(22). This book helps adults better understand their own sexuality and its place in their lives. Addresses important aspects of sexuality including the spiritual, emotional and physical.4/5(1).

The Biblical Design for Human Sexuality by Rich Deem Introduction. There are many misunderstandings about what Christianity teaches about human sexuality and sexual relationships.

During the Victorian era, it was claimed that all sexual acts were sinful, unless they were specifically done for the purpose of procreation.

The Lure of Divine Love: Human Experience and Christian Faith in a Process Perspective by Norman Pittenger Chapter 6: Human Sexuality "It is in the controversial field of sexuality that the process theologians have made their real contribution to ethical thought today." So said the author of a book published in Britain a few years ago.

Contents Books About: A Handbook that contains Authentic, Updated Information, and Answers Sensitive Questions about Human Sexuality and Gender Diversity It gives fresh Biblical and Theological Insights, shows how the Indian Churches and Theological Colleges are responding to Unheard Voices from the Sexual Minorities, and includes Medical, Psychological and Legal.

Sex is good, really good, when a man and woman enjoy God’s context for human sexuality. Throughout the Bible, we see sex between a married couple as a Author: Kenny Luck. COVID Resources. Reliable information about the coronavirus (COVID) is available from the World Health Organization (current situation, international travel).Numerous and frequently-updated resource results are available from this ’s WebJunction has pulled together information and resources to assist library staff as they consider how to handle.

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the human and Christian call to love, and a treasure to be lived and developed. Human Sexuality as a Gift of Creation. Unlike the view of many of its neighbors, ancient Israel was very clear in its understanding that sexuality is a human—not divine— reality.

God created the universe not through sexual reproduction butFile Size: KB. Marilyn McCord Adams, Wil Gafney, A. Katherine Grieb, Louis Weil, Ellen K. Wondra, Rowan Smith, and Sylvia Sweeney, CONTRIBUTORS Christian Holiness & Human Sexuality is a study guide for Episcopalians who want to understand how all Christian people can exercise their baptismal vocation in the fullness of their sexual : Church Publishing Inc.

THE BOOK OF GOD'S PROMISES The Biblical View of Sexuality By J. Stephen Lang. -- One thing the world seems pretty certain about: Christianity is a killjoy, anti-sex religion.

But this is a lie. Nothing in the Bible says that sex is wrong. Informed by sociology, psychology, and theology, this updated edition of an established textbook investigates how human sexuality originates both biologically and socially.

Laying the groundwork for a normative Christian interpretation of sexuality, this work explores what authentic sexuality looks like as well as forms of "inauthentic sexuality" such as sexual harassment, pornography.

"Holy Sexuality and the Gospel is not just a book; it is a treatise on image-bearing, encompassing all of the facets of being human. The writing is compelling yet grounded biblically and theologically. The subject of human sexuality is confusing and divisive in these days/5(12). ISBN: OCLC Number: Description: ix, pages ; 22 cm: Contents: Introduction: Some Basic Concepts and a Bit of History --A Theological View of Human Sexuality --Sexuality as a Gift of God --Understanding Our Sexuality --The Christian Tradition --The Opposite Aberration --A Comprehensive View of Human Sexuality --The.

Sexuality is an integral part of being human. It begins before birth and lasts until the end of life. Sexuality is essential to the continued existence of humanity.

Sexuality is not just about the process of reproduction. Sexual behavior is only one part of sexuality. To simplify the term “human sexuality,” it can be split into the File Size: KB. Sue Bohlin provides us a succinct Christian perspective on human sexuality. She points out that God created sex and has a purpose for it defined within the context of marriage.

When we lose sight of God’s perspective, sex can degrade into a pastime for pleasure that will ultimately hurt us physically, emotionally and spiritually. We live in a sex-saturated world. Unfortunately, many Christian communities are late in addressing sex from a comprehensive and theological perspective.

In his e-book, Human Sexuality II: A Primer for Christians (), Dan Boone - long-time pastor and President of Trevecca Nazarene University - attempts to frame the issue from a compassionate yet. Three Essays on Sexual Theory, Sigmund Freud It is a touchstone, impossible to avoid.

Pay close atention to the footnotes he add every time he revised this work, many times contradicting himself - particularly the ones ofafter the dis.

Holy Sexuality and the Gospel is a continuation of Dr. Yuan’s first book which introduced the concept of holy sexuality—chastity in singleness or faithfulness in marriage. God has uniquely qualified Dr. Yuan with personal experience and theological training to winsomely present a robust theology of sexuality in an approachable, practical, and relevant manner.

Human sexuality includes all that we are as human beings. Sexuality at the very least is biological, psychological, cultural, social and spiritual. It is as much of the mind as of the body, of the community as of the person.

To be a person is to be a sexual being (p. 21). Dr. Yuan's book is not only informational related to the biblical understanding of sexuality, but relatable, insightful, and practical.

The included study guide provides real-life questions that can be addressed in small group studies. These all point to biblical answers and are firmly rooted in the gospel and a biblical worldview.

All sides agree that sexuality should be among equals and in the context of a committed relationship. The Book of Discipline, in the Social Principles section titled “The Nurturing Community” has a subsection devoted to “Human Sexuality.” We read, “We affirm that sexuality is God’s good gift to all persons.

Living Faithfully is designed to help you understand the shape of this debate and what it means for the present and the future. Each chapter includes background on the Bible, Christian theology, history, stories from diverse viewpoints, and United Methodist structure and practice to guide reflection and conversation.

Faultlines is a collection of resources intended to inform conversations around human sexuality within the United Methodist Church as the denomination prepares for the General collection represents diverse perspectives and attempts to fill knowledge gaps around the debate, biblical foundations, theological arguments and the impact on The United.

“Holy Sexuality and the Gospel is not just a book; it is a treatise on image-bearing, encompassing all of the facets of being human.

The writing is compelling yet grounded biblically and theologically. The subject of human sexuality is confusing and divisive in these days.5/5(5).

Healthy Sexuality from a Christian’s World View CCOU Healthy Sexuality Book Review and Critique of The Gift of Sex Written by Clifford and Joyce Penner Abstract God Created both man and women in his image and called it good.

Adam needed a partner, a helper in which he could join hands with and enjoy life with a lifelong mate. Christian parents are often confused about what to say and when to say it. The Talk is a series of 7 parent-child studies, all anchored in the Scriptures, that helps parents to talk meaningfully with children about sexuality.

This devotional will help you walk your child (6 to 10 years old) through concepts around basic human sexuality, the differences between boys and girls, how babies 5/5(19). Since its first publication inAuthentic 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 /5().

An updated and expanded edition of a classic work on the Christian meaning of human sexuality by an acclaimed teacher and priest.

The unique gift of human sexuality allows us to choose, or not to choose, to participate in one form of God's creation. This book presents the understanding of human sexuality that divine revelation offers us. mated.”5 Both accounts honor the wholeness of human creation, including our sexuality.

Sexuality is the human capacity for sexual feelings. Both stories affirm the wholeness of humanity as created by God. There is no hierarchy mentioned in either chapter. But some interpretive.

HUMAN SEXUALITY IN BIBLICAL PERSPECTIVE, released by Cascadia Publishing House LLC, publisher of Anabaptist and Mennonite books, is a study guide edited by Carrie and Gerald Mast contributing to conversation and discernment as it takes readers on a journey through key biblical settings and statements about human sexuality.

Working Definition Human Sexuality: is the total of our physical, emotional and spiritual responses, thoughts and feelings. Sexuality is more about who we are than aboutFile Size: KB.

Christianity and Sexuality in the Early Modern World: Regulating Desire, Reforming Practice Merry E. Weiser-Hanks This book examines the ways in which Christian ideas and institutions shaped both. The gift of human sexuality is precious with its powers of life and love, and it calls for an authentic and healthy integration in the person.

This is the virtue of chastity. Chastity ensures "the successful integration of sexuality within the person" (CCC, no. ). It protects the inner unity (body, mind, and soul) of the person.

It enables.

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