Includes bibliographical references (pages 169-177).
Dabble in the beauty and wonder of mathematics as it contributes to a variety of fields including literature, biology, economics and of course psychology, where the mathematics of sex plays some unexpected roles.
Includes bibliographical references (p. -140) and index.
Spirituality as quest for meaningful fulfillment -- Daily life as sexual spirituality -- The spirituality of wooing and courting -- The reach for meaningful connection, human lover and loving god -- The psychospirituality of communion, union, ecstasy, and eternity -- Spirituality as being really intimately present to another person -- Orgasm as spiritual experience -- Tenderness: the continued cherishing -- The healing power of sensuality and sexual play -- Summing up: sexuality as a spiritual way of life.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 265-273) and index.
The original sex patent -- America's assault on the solitary vice -- The war on wet dreams -- The evolution of vaginal machinery -- The Victorian era of contraception -- The rubber revolution -- Erector rings -- Penile splints -- The bionic penis -- Who really invented the bra? -- The industrialization of the breast -- Artificial breasts and the silicone nightmare -- Anti-rape technology -- Mechanical stimulators -- Coital harnesses and sex furniture -- Exercisers and monitors -- Safe sex inventions for the age of AIDS.
Divine love in the Old Testament -- Human love in the Old Testament -- Divine love in the New Testament -- Human love in the New Testament -- Sex attitudes and practices : Israel against her neighbors -- Sex attitudes and practices : the early church against the Graeco-Roman world -- Premarital sex relations in the Bible -- Sex in marriage -- Prostitution, adultery, and divorce -- Homosexuality in the Bible -- Other sexual deviations : masturbation, immodesty, rape, incest, bestiality -- The Bible and the world of Dr. Kinsey.
Examination of the practices and teachings in the Old and New Testaments.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 163-167).
Introduction -- 1. Sex and the married Catholic : the shadow of St. Augustine -- 2. Birth control and the Catholic marriage : a historical perspective -- 3. The sacramental spouse : as metaphor for God -- 4. Romantic love : ought the faithful be consulted -- 5. Sex and religion in young marriages -- 6. Sex and the single Catholic : the decline of an ethic -- 7. The confidant relationship -- 8. Sexual abuse : the dimensions of the problem -- 9. Marital infidelity in the United States -- 10. Love after sixty.
1. Introduction: Sex in Public -- 2. The Possibilities of Theory -- 3. Rediscovering Early Worlds -- 4. American Beginnings -- 5. Female Virtue and Public Order -- 6. Challenging the Republic of Virtue -- 7. Equal Freedom versus Equal Commitment -- 8. The Origins of Libertinism -- 9. The Law Catches Up -- 10. The Libertine Regime -- 11. There's No Such Thing As Free Love -- 12. The Rules of the Game -- 13. Hard Bargains -- 14. Conclusion.
"The book examines the factors that have shaped our notions of sex, from Catholic teaching to the theories of Sigmund Freud, and it explores Supreme Court decisions of the last few decades that have revolutionized the politics of sex. And Hard Bargains not only provides a deep understanding of historical and current disputes, but it also offers striking predictions of what sexual bargaining will look like in the future - rape laws replaced by laws of sexual autonomy, adultery subjected to breach of contract action, fornicators responsible for each other's rent, prostitution considered an unfair labor practice. These are a few of the surprising - and surprisingly workable - solutions the authors foresee in the 21st century."--Jacket.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 223-231) and index.
Introduction: Sex Crimes Against God -- On Earth As It Is in Heaven -- Heaven's Junior Varsity -- The Sex We Don't Have -- Better a Straight Jew than a Gay Catholic? -- Sacred Public Relations -- Religious Conversion as Political Protest -- Fertility Cults and Country Clubs -- Heaven's Dominion.
"This book examines the celestial admissions policies of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. The twentieth century transformed standards remarkably. After nearly two thousand years of division, for example, the Roman Catholic Church admitted Jews into heaven in 1964. The Vatican now vigorously encourages Jews to take pride in their faith, even as the Vatican encourages homosexuals to feel ashamed of themselves. Although the Vatican has not explicitly condemned gays and lesbians to hell, the Holy See has led the world to think of hell as the natural resting place for this curiously unpopular group. No matter that gay people may be monogamous and otherwise model Catholics, the sex they have virtually disqualifies them from paradise.".
"And so the way we worship apparently matters less to God than the way we make love. The diagnosis may not be limited to Roman Catholicism, for today Jewish, Protestant, and Muslim communities also struggle to decide what the next world holds for their sexual dissidents. Curiously, debates over where gay people belong now feed into debates over how much equality women deserve in the West's three major faith traditions."--BOOK JACKET.
Between heaven and earth: Mormon theology of the family in comparative perspective/Lawrence Foster--Changing perspectives on sexuality and marriage/Klaus J. Hansen--They shall be one flesh: sexuality and contemporary Mormonism/Ronald W. Mackelprang--Persistence of chastity: built-in resisitance in Mormon culture to secular trends/Harold T. Christensen--Exhortations for chastity: a content analysis of church literature/Marvin Rytting--Fidelity, polygamy and celestial marriage/Eugene England--Abominable and detestable crime against nature: a brief history of homosexuality and Mormonism 1840-1980/Rocky O'Donovan--Gender and spirit/Jeffrey E. Keller--Ethical issues in reproductive medicine: a Mormon perspective/Lester E. Bush--Single cursedness: an overview of LDS authorities' statements about unmarried people/Marybeth Raynes and Erin Parsons--Lone man in the garden/Delmont R. Oswald--In defense of Mormon erotica/Levi S. Peterson--Demography of Utah Mormons/Tim Heaton--Mormon ideas of home/Stephen L. Richards.