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Title The embrace of eros : bodies, desires, and sexuality in Christianity / Margaret D. Kamitsuka, editor.

Published Minneapolis, MN : Fortress Press, ©2010.


Location Call No. Status
Physical description 1 online resource (xi, 356 pages)
Books at JSTOR Evidence Based Acquisitions
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
Contents Introduction / Margaret D. Kamitsuka -- Part I. History : engaging eros in the tradition -- Bible and sex / David H. Jensen -- Early Christian contempt for the flesh and the woman who loved too much in the gospel of Luke / Mark I. Wallace -- New Testament, empire, and homoeroticism / William Stacy Johnson -- Augustine on eros, desire, and sexuality / John E. Thiel -- Thomas Aquinas on the body and bodily passions / Corey Barnes -- Humanae vitae, sexual ethics, and the Roman Catholic Church / Tatha Wiley -- Reformation views on celibacy : an analogy for gay Protestants today / Paul E. Capetz -- Part II. Culture : bodies, desires, and sexual identities -- Passing as male in the academy : dynamics of performance and desire / Shannon Craigo-Snell -- "Baptizing" queer characters / Mark D. Jordan -- Eroticized wives : evangelical marriage guides and God's plan for the Christian family / Rebecca L. Davis -- "Eros," AIDS, and African bodies : a theological commentary on deadly desires / Edward P. Antonio -- Queering white male fear in the mirror of hip-hop erotics / James W. Perkinson -- Part III. Reconstruction : erotic theology -- Creation as God's call into erotic embodied relationality / Laurie A. Jungling -- Promiscuous incarnation / Laurel C. Schneider -- Ecclesiology, desire, and the erotic / Paul Lakeland -- Sex in heaven? Eschatological eros and the resurrection of the body / Margaret D. Kamitsuka -- "Flesh that dances" : a theology of sexuality and the spirit in Toni Morrison's Beloved / Joy R. Bostic -- Afterword / Serene Jones.
Summary Noted scholars and theologians assay the Christian traditions classic and contemporary understandings of sex, sexuality, and sexual identity. The project unfolds in three phases: contemporary assessments of the Christian tradition, new thinking about eros and being human religiously, and new perspectives on classic mysteries in light of eros and embodiment.
Other author Kamitsuka, Margaret D.
JSTOR issuing body.
Subject Sex -- History of doctrines.
Sex -- Religious aspects -- Christianity.
Electronic books.
ISBN 9781451413519 (electronic bk.)
1451413513 (electronic bk.)