Just Love: A Framework For Christian Sexual Ethics by Margaret FarleyJust Love: A Framework For Christian Sexual Ethics by Margaret Farley

Just Love: A Framework For Christian Sexual Ethics

byMargaret Farley

Paperback | February 15, 2008

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Winner of the 2008 Grawemeyer Award in Religion This long-awaited book by one of American Christianity's foremost ethicists proposes a framework for sexual ethics whereby justice is the criterion for all loving, including love that is related to sexual activity and relationships. It begins with historical and cross-cultural explorations, then addresses the large questions of embodiment, gender, and sexuality, and finally delineates the justice framework for sexual ethics. Though Just Love's particular focus is Christian sexual ethics, Farley's framework is broad enough to have relevance for multiple traditions. Also covered are specific issues in sexual ethics, including same-sex relationships, marriage and family, divorce and second marriage.
Margaret A. Farley holds the Gilbert L. Stark Chair in Christian Ethics and Professor Emerita at Yale University Divinity School. She was awarded the 2007 St Elizabeth Setan Medal and 2008 Grawemeyer award. She is also a past president of the Society of Christian Ethics and the Catholic Theological Society of America.
Title:Just Love: A Framework For Christian Sexual EthicsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:336 pages, 9 × 6.1 × 0.75 inPublished:February 15, 2008Publisher:BloomsburyLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0826429246

ISBN - 13:9780826429247


Table of Contents

Preface 1. Opening the Questions 2. The Questions and Their Past 3. Difficult Crossings: Diverse Traditions 4. Sexuality and Its Meanings 5. Just Love and Just Sex: Preliminary Considerations 6. Framework for a Sexual Ethic: Just Sex 7. Patterns of Relationship: Contexts for Just Love Index

Editorial Reviews

Just Love carries to a new level Farley's analysis of different world-views and cultural systems....As a theologian, Farley gives us a social ethic of sex that incorporates both the biblical "option for the poor" and the orientation of Catholic social thought to the universal common good. As a feminist, she reminds Catholics that their tradition should make its global option for women more consistent, more explicit and more effective, especially in the areas of sex, motherhood, marriage and family.