Just Love: A Framework for Christian Sexual Ethics

Just Love: A Framework for Christian Sexual Ethics

By: Margaret A. Farley (author)Paperback

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This long-awaited book by one of American Christianity's foremost ethicists proposes a framework for sexual ethics whereby justice is the criterion for all loving, including love that is related to sexual activity and relationships.It begins with historical and cross-cultural explorations, then addresses the large questions of embodiment, gender, and sexuality, and finally delineates the justice framework for sexual ethics."Though Just Love's" particular focus is Christian sexual ethics, Farley's framework is broad enough to have relevance for multiple traditions. Also covered are specific issues in sexual ethics, including same-sex relationships, marriage and family, divorce and second marriage, celibacy, and sex and its negativities.

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Margaret A. Farley holds the Gilbert L. Stark Chair in Christian Ethics at Yale University Divinity School, USA, where she has taught since 1971. She is also a past president of the Society of Christian Ethics and the Catholic Theological Society of America.


1.Opening the Questions; 2.The Questions and Their Past; 3.Difficult Crossings: Diverse Traditions; 4.Constructing and Ethic; 5.Same-Sex Relationships; 6.Marriage and Family; 7.Celibacy; 8.Sex and the Potential for Violence; 9.Just Love: A Sexual Ethic Revisited.

Product Details

  • publication date: 27/03/2008
  • ISBN13: 9780826429247
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 336
  • ID: 9780826429247
  • weight: 499
  • ISBN10: 0826429246

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