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The Unauthorized Guide to Sex and the Church
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Is it possible to be a Christian and a sexual being? At times it seems like the Church pits sexuality and spirituality against one another. Yet the cost in creating such a dichotomy has resulted in harmful implications on spiritual growth, sexual intimacy, and moral credibility.
The Unauthorized Guide to Sex and the Church traces sexual attitudes and practices in Hebrew culture as presented in the Old Testament through the current issues that confront the church today. It addresses questions such as "How has the church become so notorious for sex scandals amongst its leadership?" "Why is the church unable to present a united front on sexual issues such as marriage/divorce, premarital sex, homosexuality, and abortion?" and "How can I make wise and informed choices about these important issues in light of my beliefs?"
Blending historical facts with practical wisdom, this lively exploration looks at how Christian views of sex have developed and changed based on doctrinal, cultural, medical, scriptural, and psychological understandings.
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"Is it possible to be a Christian and a sexual being? Furthermore, is it morally legitimate for the church to make public declarations about the private lives of both believers and non-believers?" "Author Carmen Renee Berry tackles these and other issues that arise when the church discusses sex and sexuality. She traces sexual attitudes and practices in Old Testament culture, notes the effect Jesus had on societal mores, and follows these attitudes as they have evolved in Western civilization. The Unauthorized Guide to Sex and the Church not only presents the historical development of the church's stance on sex but also includes discussion of individual issues the church is divided on."--BOOK JACKET.
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