The End of Sexual Identity: Why Sex Is Too Important to Define Who We Are

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InterVarsity Press, 28 feb. 2011 - 160 páginas
Sexual identity has become an idol in both the culture at large and in the Christian subculture. And yet concepts like "gay" or "straight" are relatively recent developments in human history. We let ourselves be defined by socially constructed notions of sexual identity and sexual orientation--even though these may not be the only or best ways to think about sexuality. Anthropologist Jenell Williams Paris offers a Christian framework for sexual holiness that accounts for complex postmodern realities. She assesses problems with popular cultural and Christian understandings of heterosexuality and homosexuality alike. The End of Sexual Identity moves beyond culture-war impasses to open up new space for conversations in diverse communities both inside and outside the church.
 

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Chapter 1
23
Chapter 2
37
Chapter 3
55
Chapter 4
77
Chapter 5
93
Chapter 6
111
Chapter 7
125
Epilogue
139
Discussion Questions
145
Notes
149
Acknowledgments
156
Name and Subject Index
158
Scripture Index
160
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Jenell Williams Paris (Ph.D., American University) is professor of anthropology at Messiah College in Grantham, Pennsylvania. She has written for such publications as Christianity Today, Books & Culture and Christian Scholar's Review. Her books include Birth Control for Christians, Urban Disciples and Introducing Cultural Anthropology: A Christian Perspective.

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