Sex and the Soul: Juggling Sexuality, Spirituality, Romance, and Religion on Americas College…

Paperback | April 1, 2015

byDonna Freitas

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First published in 2008, Donna Freitas's Sex and the Soul revealed what college students - at institutions large and small, public and private, secular, Catholic, and evangelical - really think about sex, dating, religion, and spirituality. Based on face-to-face interviews with students acrossthe country, Sex and the Soul achieved national acclaim, illuminating the as-yet-unexplored struggles of college students navigating the lines of faith and sexuality. Now, in this updated edition, Freitas reflects on the hundreds of conversations she has had with students since the book was firstpublished in an all-new afterword, and offers practical advice for young people struggling with issues of sex and spirituality and for the adults giving them guidance.

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First published in 2008, Donna Freitas's Sex and the Soul revealed what college students - at institutions large and small, public and private, secular, Catholic, and evangelical - really think about sex, dating, religion, and spirituality. Based on face-to-face interviews with students acrossthe country, Sex and the Soul achieved nati...

Donna Freitas is a Research Associate at the University of Notre Dame's Center for the Study of Religion and Society. A regular contributor to Publishers Weekly, she has also written for The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, and Christianity Today.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:352 pages, 9.25 × 6.12 × 0.68 inPublished:April 1, 2015Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0190221283

ISBN - 13:9780190221287

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Table of Contents

Lauren Winner: ForewordPrefaceAcknowledgmentsIntroduction: Welcome to College. Meet Amy Stone: Tour Guide, Fashion Model, Straight-A StudentSection 1: The Varieties of College Religious Experience1. The Spiritual Colleges: Souls Adrift2. Why Catholic Schools (and Their Students) Are "Spiritual but Not Religious"3. Evangelical Extroverts: Faithful and DiverseSection 2: The Romantic Ideal4. Evangelical Purity Culture: Its Princesses and Warriors5. Wanted: A Little RomanceSection 3: The Truth About Sex On Campus6. Where Dating=Marriage and a Kiss Means Everything7. Hookups, Ho's, and Losing ItSection 4: Reconciling Sex and the Soul (or Not) on Campus8. God vs. My Boyfriend9. Dividing Sex from the Soul: Why Religion Doesn't Matter When It Comes to SexSection 5: Conclusions and Practical Implications10. Seeking a Sexy Spirituality for Students on CampusAfterwordA Practical Guide to Sex and the Soul: Three Musts for Your College To-Do List, What to Say to Your Child, Student, Parishioner, FriendAppendix: On MethodologyNotesIndex

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''Freitas's book should scare Catholic parents into asking some honest questions early and often.... Freitas has opened those dorm rooms a crack and allowed us to hear how we're doing. We need to listen up.'' -Commonweal