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The sexual person : toward a renewed Catholic anthropology / Todd A. Salzman and Michael G. Lawler.

By: Salzman, Todd A.
Contributor(s): Lawler, Michael G.
Material type: TextTextSeries: JSTOR eBooks.Moral traditions series: Publisher: Washington, D.C. : Georgetown University Press, ©2008Description: 1 online resource (xvii, 334 pages).Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9781435660274; 1435660277; 9781589017269; 1589017269.Subject(s): Sex -- Religious aspects -- Catholic ChurchAdditional physical formats: Print version:: Sexual person.DDC classification: 241/.66088282 LOC classification: BX1795.S48 | S25 2008Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Sexual morality in the Catholic tradition : a brief history -- Natural law and sexual anthropology : Catholic traditionalists -- Natural law and sexual anthropology : Catholic revisionists -- Unitive sexual morality : a revised foundational principle and anthropology -- Marital morality -- Cohabitation and the process of marrying -- Homosexuality -- Artificial reproductive technologies.
Summary: Two principles capture the essence of the official Catholic position on the morality of sexuality: first, that any human genital act must occur within the framework of heterosexual marriage; second, each and every marriage act must remain open to the transmission of life. In this comprehensive overview of Catholicism and sexuality, theologians Todd A. Salzman and Michael G. Lawler examine and challenge these principles. Remaining firmly within the Catholic tradition, they contend that the church is being inconsistent in its teaching by adopting a dynamic, historically conscious anthropology an.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

Sexual morality in the Catholic tradition : a brief history -- Natural law and sexual anthropology : Catholic traditionalists -- Natural law and sexual anthropology : Catholic revisionists -- Unitive sexual morality : a revised foundational principle and anthropology -- Marital morality -- Cohabitation and the process of marrying -- Homosexuality -- Artificial reproductive technologies.

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Two principles capture the essence of the official Catholic position on the morality of sexuality: first, that any human genital act must occur within the framework of heterosexual marriage; second, each and every marriage act must remain open to the transmission of life. In this comprehensive overview of Catholicism and sexuality, theologians Todd A. Salzman and Michael G. Lawler examine and challenge these principles. Remaining firmly within the Catholic tradition, they contend that the church is being inconsistent in its teaching by adopting a dynamic, historically conscious anthropology an.

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Salzman (Creighton) and Lawler (emer., Creighton) provide an effective overview of Catholic thought on sexual morality, fairly treating the traditionalist perspective they critique while effectively positing the revisionist perspective they espouse. Two major principles guide the work and ground it in authentic Church teaching: the Second Vatican Council's reenvisioning of sexuality as equally procreative and unitive, eliminating a hierarchy of priorities that has traditionally cast procreation as the primary end of sex; and the magisterium's acknowledgement of sociohistorical methods in regard to social morality and scriptural interpretation, which the authors assert ought to also allow consideration of historicity when discussing sexual morality. Building from this base, the authors develop a holistic sexual morality that casts "truly human" sexual acts as the operative category. The result is an anthropology that focuses on sexuality instead of individual sex acts, redefines complementarity in light of human relationality, and creates a legitimate space for considering sexual orientation as a vital category. The book concludes by applying this moral system to four topics of particular interest in Catholic sexual morality: marriage and contraception, cohabitation, homosexuality, and artificial reproductive technologies. Summing Up: Recommended. Upper-level undergraduates and above. C. A. Montevecchio Mercyhurst College

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