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A Christian Guide to Liberating Desire, Sex, Partnership, Work, and Reproduction

  • Thia¬†Cooper

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Thia Cooper
    Pages 1-21
  3. Thia Cooper
    Pages 23-34
  4. Sex
    Thia Cooper
    Pages 35-56
  5. Thia Cooper
    Pages 57-77
  6. Thia Cooper
    Pages 79-92
  7. Thia Cooper
    Pages 93-110
  8. Thia Cooper
    Pages 111-112
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 113-121

About this book

Introduction

What is good sex from the perspective of liberation theology? Thia Cooper argues that sex can be a way to know God. God created humans with a desire to be in relation with each other. From this understanding, sexual desire, sex, and partnerships are re-imagined positively. Good sex is enjoyable and mutual, an aspect of communion. Good sexual relationships share power, empower the participants, and the wider community. From the perspective of liberation theologies and an analysis of biblical texts, the Christian tradition, and the reality of our sexual experience, this book reframes theologies of partnership, sex work, and reproduction through the celebration of desire and sex. 

Keywords

sex trade prostitution desire social justice lust

Authors and affiliations

  • Thia¬†Cooper
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of ReligionGustavus Adolphus CollegeSaint PeterUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-70896-6
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2018
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Pivot, Cham
  • eBook Packages Religion and Philosophy
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-70895-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-70896-6
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