A Lily Among the Thorns Paperback

Imagining a New Christian Sexuality

by Miguel A. De La Torre;

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A Lily Among the Thorns

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A Lily Among the Thorns gives Christians a new way of thinking about sexuality. Author Miguel De La Torre, a well-respected ethicist and professor known for his innovative readings of Christian doctrine, rejects both the liberal and conservative prejudices about sex. He instead develops an ethic that is liberative yet grounded soundly in the Bible; a sexuality that celebrates God's gift of great sex by fostering intimacy, vulnerability and openness between loving partners. In A Lily Among the Thorns , De La Torre examines the Bible, current events, history and our culture-at-large to show how and why racism, sexism, and classism have distorted Christianity's central teachings about sexuality. The author shows how the church's traditionally negative attitudes toward sex in general-and toward women, people of color, and gays in particular-have made it difficult, if not impossible, to create a biblically based and just sexual ethic. But when the Bible is read from the viewpoint of those who have been marginalized in our society, preconceived notions about Christianity and sex get turned on their heads.
Taking on hot-button topics such as pornography, homosexuality, prostitution, and celibacy, the author examines how "reading from the margins" provides a liberating approach to dealing with issues of sexuality.

A Lily Among the Thorns by Miguel A. De La Torre was published by John Wiley & Sons Inc in December 2012. The ISBN for A Lily Among the Thorns is 9781118602409.

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Details for A Lily Among the Thorns

Page last updated 27th May 2016
Author / Artist
Book FormatPaperback
PublisherJohn Wiley & Sons Inc (December 2012)
Number of Pages224
Thickness12 mm
Height228 mm
Width162 mm
Product Code4076736
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