Sex, gender, and Christian ethics

This book endorses feminist critiques of gender, yet upholds the insight of traditional Christianity that sex, commitment and parenthood are fulfilling human relations. Their unity is a positive ideal, though not an absolute norm. Women and men should enjoy equal personal respect and social power. I...

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Subtitles:Sex, Gender, & Christian Ethics
Main Author: Cahill, Lisa Sowle 1948-
Format: Electronic Book
Language:English
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Published: Cambridge Cambridge University Press 1996.
Series/Journal:New studies in Christian ethics 9
Further subjects:B Sex role ; Religious aspects ; Christianity
B Sex ; Religious aspects ; Christianity
B Feminist ethics
B Sex Religious aspects Christianity
B Sex role Religious aspects Christianity
B Christian Ethics
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Parallel Edition:Erscheint auch als: 9780521440110
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Summary:This book endorses feminist critiques of gender, yet upholds the insight of traditional Christianity that sex, commitment and parenthood are fulfilling human relations. Their unity is a positive ideal, though not an absolute norm. Women and men should enjoy equal personal respect and social power. In reply to feminist critics of oppressive gender and sex norms and to communitarian proponents of Christian morality, Cahill argues that effective intercultural criticism of injustice requires a modest defence of moral objectivity. She thus adopts a critical realism as its moral foundation, drawing on Aristotle and Aquinas. Moral judgment should be based on reasonable, practical, prudent and cross-culturally nuanced reflection on human experience. This is combined with a New Testament model of community, centred on solidarity, compassion and inclusion of the economically or socially marginalised.
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ISBN:1139166581
Persistent identifiers:DOI: 10.1017/CBO9781139166584