God has assumed a significant role in the sex lives of
believers. It is God who decrees which types of sexual expression
are permitted, and which forbidden. Through the Church, a
patriarchal sexual landscape has been enacted to control sexual
bodies which exerts its influence even in our secular culture.
The Good News of the Body is a wide-ranging anthology on
feminist sexual theology. Noting that Jesus, while being declared
divine, took human form, the volume questions what happens when the
flesh, rather than the Word, is placed at the center of theological
reflection. What happens when women's bodies form the incarnational
starting point for sexual politics and theology? Contributors,
including Rosemary Ruether, Mary Hunt, and Melissa Raphael, examine
such topics as the possibility of a Roman Catholic approach to
sexuality bringing together the three aspects of Christian love of
eros, philia, and agape; Jewish sexual and mystical teaching; the
de-sexing of the disabled; erotic celibacy; human sexuality and the
concept of the goddess; and the sometimes surprisingly similar
conclusions about contraception reached by feminists and popes.
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