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[Each time we have sex, God is present. Sex can be a way to know God. This introduction articulates how liberation theology and its method can help to rethink the Christian tradition’s denigration of sex and desire. Beginning with the current situation around sex, in particular, an understanding...
[This chapter analyzes and counters aspects of the Christian tradition that have tended to condemn sexual desire. Desire is part of God’s creation of humans. Hence, desire is good. Desire is not a yearning for something lacking but an impetus toward being in relation. The goal is to cultivate...
[This chapter analyzes and counters the Christian tradition’s tendency to disparage sex. Sex should not be limited to within marriage for procreation. Sex can be a way to know God. Beginning with the understanding of sexual desire as an impetus to be in relation, good sex involves play,...
[While the Christian tradition has suggested marriage is the appropriate locus for sexual relationships, many people are not married and many married couples are not in good relationships. This chapter begins from our understandings of sexual desire and good sex to articulate what good sexual...
[Rejecting the Christian tradition’s condemnation of sex work, this chapter considers how the sex trade could become just. It begins with a definition of sex work, explores the historical context around this work, and articulates how to reconsider sex work from the perspective of the workers,...
[This chapter works toward a holistic theology of reproduction, considering issues of abortion, contraception, IVF, surrogacy, fetal selection, and sterilization. Arguing that reproduction should be considered in community, rather than in the context of a sexual relationship, this chapter...
[The conclusion draws together the main threads of the book, arguing that good sex takes effort, action, and reflection but in this work humans come to know God. To have good sex, one needs to redefine desire and sex as positive aspects of human creation. Understanding sex as a way to know God...
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