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The Resource One body : an essay in Christian sexual ethics, Alexander R. Pruss

One body : an essay in Christian sexual ethics, Alexander R. Pruss

Label
One body : an essay in Christian sexual ethics
Title
One body
Title remainder
an essay in Christian sexual ethics
Statement of responsibility
Alexander R. Pruss
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"This important philosophical reflection on love and sexuality from a broadly Christian perspective is aimed at philosophers, theologians, and educated Christian readers. Alexander R. Pruss focuses on foundational questions on the nature of romantic love and on controversial questions in sexual ethics on the basis of the fundamental idea that romantic love pursues union of two persons as one body. One Body begins with an account, inspired by St. Thomas Aquinas, of the general nature of love as constituted by components of goodwill, appreciation, and unitiveness. Different forms of love, such as parental, collegial, filial, friendly, fraternal, or romantic, Pruss argues, differ primarily not in terms of goodwill or appreciation but in terms of the kind of union that is sought. Pruss examines romantic love as distinguished from other kinds of love by a focus on a particular kind of union, a deep union as one body achieved through the joint biological striving of the sort involved in reproduction. Taking the account of the union that romantic love seeks as a foundation, the book considers the nature of marriage and applies its account to controversial ethical questions, such as the connection between love, sex, and commitment and the moral issues involving contraception, same-sex activity, and reproductive technology. With philosophical rigor and sophistication, Pruss provides carefully argued answers to controversial questions in Christian sexual ethics."--Publisher's description
Cataloging source
E7B
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Pruss, Alexander R
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Notre Dame studies in ethics and culture
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  • Christian ethics
  • Sex role
  • Sex
  • Sexual ethics
  • PHILOSOPHY
  • Christian ethics
  • Sex
  • Sex role
  • Sexual ethics
  • Sexualethik
  • Theologische Ethik
Label
One body : an essay in Christian sexual ethics, Alexander R. Pruss
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Love and its forms -- Desire -- Meaningfulness of sexuality -- One flesh, one body -- Union, commitment, and marriage -- Contraception and natural family planning -- Sexual pleasure and noncoital sexual activity -- Same-sex attraction -- Reproduction and technology -- Celibacy
Control code
ocn847713449
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (ix, 465 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780268089849
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctvpgkwq8
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)847713449
Label
One body : an essay in Christian sexual ethics, Alexander R. Pruss
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Love and its forms -- Desire -- Meaningfulness of sexuality -- One flesh, one body -- Union, commitment, and marriage -- Contraception and natural family planning -- Sexual pleasure and noncoital sexual activity -- Same-sex attraction -- Reproduction and technology -- Celibacy
Control code
ocn847713449
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (ix, 465 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780268089849
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctvpgkwq8
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)847713449

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