By Miguel A. De La Torre
A new method for Christians to consider sexuality
writer Miguel De los angeles Torre, a well-respected ethicist and professor identified for his leading edge readings of Christian doctrine, rejects either the liberal and conservative prejudices approximately intercourse. He in its place develops an ethic that's liberative but grounded soundly within the Bible; a sexuality that celebrates God’s present of significant intercourse via fostering intimacy, vulnerability and openness among loving companions.
In A Lily one of the Thorns, De l. a. Torre examines the Bible, present occasions, background and our culture-at-large to teach how and why racism, sexism, and classism have distorted Christianity’s significant teachings approximately sexuality. the writer indicates how the church’s regularly damaging attitudes towards intercourse in general—and towards ladies, humans of colour, and gays in particular—have made it tricky, if no longer very unlikely, to create a biblically established and simply sexual ethic. but if the Bible is learn from the perspective of these who've been marginalized in our society, preconceived notions approximately Christianity and intercourse get became on their heads. taking up hot-button subject matters akin to pornography, homosexuality, prostitution, and celibacy, the writer examines how “reading from the margins” offers a releasing method of facing problems with sexuality.
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