Ethics of Sex
Eros and Agape, divorce and remarriage, birth control and abortion, homosexuality, artificial insemination... These are some of the issues that Thielicke confronts in this wide-ranging study of human sexuality. His approach is scholarly and thorough, and the questions are considered...
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Eros and Agape, divorce and remarriage, birth control and abortion, homosexuality, artificial insemination... These are some of the issues that Thielicke confronts in this wide-ranging study of human sexuality. His approach is scholarly and thorough, and the questions are considered within the broad context of Christian anthropology. His combination of scientific knowledge and Christian insight makes this an important contribution to some of the most hotly debated issues of today. All those who are honestly searching for new insights that are consistent with modern knowledge as well as with Biblical values will welcome it as a beacon of light on the subject.
(1908-1986) He was an internationally known theologian andpastor who served as professor of systematic theology atthe University of Hamburg in Germany. A
- Preface To My English Readers Translator's Note List Of Abbreviations I. Introduction The Duality Of Man: Biblical Anthropology Of The Sexes Ii. Eros And Agape: Theological Phenomenology Of The Human Sex Relationship Introduction A. The Problem: The Interconnection Of Bios And Person In The Realm Of Eros B. The Libido, Animal And Human C. The Realization Of The Sex Nature Iii. The Order Of Marriage A. The Biblical Interpretation Of Marriage B. The Sacramental And The "worldly" Interpretations Of Marriage: Controversial Theological Considerations C. The Changed Position Of Woman In The Family And In Society: The Problem Of The Equality Of The Sexes D. Divorce And The Remarriage Of Divorced Persons Iv. Borderline Situations A. Birth Control: The Problem Of Optional Sterility B. Interruption Of Pregancy: The Problem Of Artificial Abortion C. Artificial Insemination D. The Problem Of Homosexuality V. Conclusion Historical Changes In Our Understanding Of Eros Bibliography Index Of Scripture Passages Index Of Names Index Of Subjects