Sex and Gender

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256 pp., 6 x 9
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ISBN: 9781626165298 (1626165297)

256 pp., 6 x 9
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ISBN: 9781626165304 (1626165300)


November 2017

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Sex and Gender
Christian Ethical Reflections
Mary Jo Iozzio and Patricia Beattie Jung, Editors

Sex and Gender: Christian Ethical Reflections contains some of the subject's most important analyses in recent decades. The collection covers a wide range of topics: same-sex marriage, sexual minorities and biblical interpretation, sex and power, sexual harassment and sexual abuse, HIV/AIDS and prevention strategy, the military and masculinities, mobile porn and sexting, human trafficking, moral discernment, and more. Contributors represent various theological traditions and draw on scriptural texts as well as such disciplines as philosophy, sociology, psychology, and the life sciences. Each essay is followed by a set of discussion questions—for the classroom or for students to use as an assignment outline—and suggestions for further reading and research. Teachers and students of Christian ethics will appreciate this multidisciplinary approach to one of the most divisive and controversial issues in contemporary culture.


Mary Jo Iozzio is professor and director of the Master of Theological Studies Program at Boston College. She is the author of Calling for Justice Throughout the World: Catholic Women Theologians on the HIV/AIDS Pandemic and Self-Determination and the Moral Act.

Patricia Beattie Jung is visiting professor of Christian ethics, Saint Paul School of Theology, and the author of Sex on Earth as It Is in Heaven and Heterosexism: An Ethical Challenge.


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"Insightful, prophetic, pastoral, and engaged—this book is a must-read for thoughtful Christians seeking the finest scholarship in Christian ethics on the topics of sex and gender. Diverse authors provide provocative arguments on a wide range of issues, helping the reader understand what is at stake—and why it matters."—Darryl W. Stephens, Lancaster Theological Seminary



"The recent influential essays in Christian ethics of sexuality highlighted in this compact volume are extraordinarily diverse in their authorship, methods, and topics. An ideal teaching collection, it reflects the editors' wide knowledge of the field and deep concern for education. It is also a perfect starting point for anyone wanting to probe recent scholarly writing in Christian sexual ethics."—Cristina L.H. Traina, Professor of Religious Studies, Northwestern University

Table of Contents
Introduction
Mary Jo Iozzio and Patricia Beattie Jung

1. The Natural Law and Innovative Forms of Marriage: A Reconsideration
Jean Porter
2. Reconciling Evangelical Christianity with Our Sexual Minorities: Reframing the Biblical Discussion
David P. Gushee
3. Love Your Enemy: Sex, Power, and Christian Ethics
Karen Lebacqz
4. The Harms of Sexual Harassment
Traci C. West
5. Biblical Ethics, HIV/AIDS, and South African Pentecostal Women: Constructing an A-B-C-D Prevention Strategy
Katherine Attanasi
6. Brothers in Arms and Brothers in Christ? The Military and the Catholic Church as Sources for Modern Korean Masculinities
Hoon Choi
7. Mobile Porn? Teenage Sexting and Justice for Women
Karen Peterson-Iyer
8. Christian Ethics and Human Trafficking Activism: Progressive Christianity and Social Critique
Letitia M. Campbell and Yvonne C. Zimm Erman
9. The Ethics of "Recognition": Rowan Williams's Approach to Moral Discernment in the Christian Community
Sarah Moses
List of Contributors
Index