Sexual Ethics


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The constellation of moral and ethical considerations and obligations that a person or group has in the context of consensual penetrative sexual activity
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In an article in the Catholic journal Commonweal titled "Thou Shalt--Sex beyond the Lists of Don'ts" Fullam proposes a new sexual ethic for Christians based on "a feel for incarnation, an ability for intimacy, and an eye for insight" That means treating sexual passion as a celebration of the bodies we were incarnated in; using sexual connection as a path for real intimacy and connection (not masking our isolation with promiscuity); and reflecting on how our sexual relationships have played out in the past.
Rudy suggests that the goal of sexual ethics and all church transformation should be liberation from oppression.
Meek, McMinn, Burnett, Mazzarella, and Voytenko (2004) investigated training in sexual ethics among ministerial alumni of five evangelical seminaries.
Across ecclesial traditions, the divide over sexual ethics has not been located between specific churches but within specific churches.
Keywords: sexual rights, sexual responsibilities, sexual ethics, sexual health, sexual pleasure
Religious institutions have long grappled with such issues as sexual ethics, intimacy, childbearing and marriage.
Brooten, the conference's organizer and director of the Feminist Sexual Ethics Project, said Black women are less likely to report rapes and authorities are less likely to prosecute and win a conviction.
In addition to accounts of sexual encounters, the author includes history, reasons, sexual ethics, etiquette, and thoughts for the future.
The theologians, led by Italian Giulio Girardi, listed seven reasons why John Paul II should not be canonized, including, among others, his refusal to allow a more open discussion of both sexual ethics and the role of women in the church, his "repression" of liberation theology, and his unwillingness to permit a more democratic structure in the church.
James Arne Nestingen carefully examines the central themes of the original Lutheran documents (justification and Christian discipleship) and considers their application to sexual ethics and their implications.
As modern sexual ethics and morality began defining themselves in the '60s, the church moved in the other direction--and in moving the other direction it was really tearing at the psyche of its priests.
Now that the Court has recognized that a religiously diverse and secular society cannot base its law on one strand of religious morality, perhaps Americans of all religions and of no religion can devote desperately needed energy to the problems of sexual ethics that really matter: preventing sexual abuse, sexual harassment, and domestic violence.