Religion and Sexual Health

Ethical, Theological, and Clinical Perspectives

  • Ronald M. Green

Part of the Theology and Medicine book series (THAM, volume 1)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Religion and Sexual Ethics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Vern L. Bullough
      Pages 3-16
    3. Charles E. Curran
      Pages 17-35
    4. James B. Nelson
      Pages 37-54
    5. Christine E. Gudorf
      Pages 99-117
  3. The Experience of Churchgoers

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 119-119
  4. Clinical Encounters with Religion

  5. Back Matter
    Pages 225-232

About this book


Religious beliefs and attitudes have long been recognized as playing an important role in sexual functioning, but the relationship between religion and sexual behavior has rarely been studied in a comprehensive way. The essays in this volume bring the views of sex counsellors, therapists. theologians, and bioethicists to bear on the relationship between religion and sexuality. A major theme emerging from these essays is that religion and counselling need to learn from one another. Religious traditions, at the popular or theological levels, are often marked by ignorance and misinformation about sexuality and can benefit by the insights of those who work closely with patients in medical and counselling settings. Counsellors, in turn, need to develop a sensitivity to past and present religious attitudes toward sexuality in order to assist their patients achieve sexual health.


Christianity Internationale Agentur für Krebsforschung Religion ethics health

Editors and affiliations

  • Ronald M. Green
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of ReligionDartmouth CollegeHanoverUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1992
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-90-481-4160-9
  • Online ISBN 978-94-015-7963-6
  • Series Print ISSN 0928-8783
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