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Modesty as a Feminist Sexual Virtue

Anne Barnhill

in Out from the Shadows: Analytical Feminist Contributions to Traditional Philosophy

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199855469
eISBN:
9780199932788
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199855469.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy

Sexual modesty is a feminist sexual virtue—in one sense, but not another. There are at least two distinct kinds of feminist sexual virtues: first, character traits that allow individual sexual ... More


Sexual Offenses

Jonathan Burnside

in God, Justice, and Society: Aspects of Law and Legality in the Bible

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199759217
eISBN:
9780199827084
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199759217.003.0011
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

This chapter focuses on Leviticus 20, which considers a range of sexual behaviors, including rape, adultery, incest, homosexual sex, and bestiality. It argues that biblical law does not have a ... More


Crafting Eros through the Stoic Logos of Nature

Kathy L. Gaca

in The Making of Fornication: Eros, Ethics, and Political Reform in Greek Philosophy and Early Christianity

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520235991
eISBN:
9780520929463
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520235991.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

This chapter describes the recent scholarship on early Stoic sexual ethics. It also examines the salient features of the Greek erotic tradition that Zeno and Chrysippus found so problematic. The ... More


Why Marriage Matters

Stephen Macedo

in Just Married: Same-Sex Couples, Monogamy, and the Future of Marriage

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691166483
eISBN:
9781400865857
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691166483.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Family Law

This book offers arguments in defense of same-sex marriage, marriage (as a distinctive relationship defined by law), and monogamy. It considers the acrimonious debate over same-sex marriage and two ... More


Feminist Sexual Futures

Amanda H. Littauer

in Bad Girls: Young Women, Sex, and Rebellion before the Sixties

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781469623788
eISBN:
9781469625195
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469623788.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gender Studies

This concluding chapter argues that the 1940s and 1950s gave rise to two alternative norms, both of which have exerted powerful historical influence in distinct ways. The first is ... More


Prophylactic Grace in Clement’s Emergent Church Sexual Ethic

Kathy L. Gaca

in The Making of Fornication: Eros, Ethics, and Political Reform in Greek Philosophy and Early Christianity

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520235991
eISBN:
9780520929463
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520235991.003.0009
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

This chapter argues that Clement of Alexandria completes Philo's paradigm shift, for in response to Philo he identifies any deviation from God's procreationist law as sexually hedonistic rebellion ... More


Exploitation, Regulation, and Restructuring: Managing Slave Sexuality

Chris L. de Wet

in Preaching Bondage: John Chrysostom and the Discourse of Slavery in Early Christianity

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780520286214
eISBN:
9780520961555
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520286214.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

This chapter examines John Chrysostom's views on the sexual exploitation, regulation, and restructuring of slaves. In particular, it considers Chrysostom's argument that slaves were not bodies to be ... More


Philo’s Reproductive City of God

Kathy L. Gaca

in The Making of Fornication: Eros, Ethics, and Political Reform in Greek Philosophy and Early Christianity

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520235991
eISBN:
9780520929463
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520235991.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

This chapter argues that Philo's religious sexual ethic is an innovative synthesis which combines the Pentateuchal laws and sexual poetics of spiritual fornication with the sexual-reform plans of the ... More


Was It Good for You Too? The New Natural Law Theory and the Paradoxical Good of Sexbots

Joshua D. Goldstein

in Robot Sex: Social and Ethical Implications

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780262036689
eISBN:
9780262341981
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262036689.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

We normally think of the so-called new natural law theory (NNLT) for its as a relentlessly conservative sexual ethic, one which argues both for the rightness only of “reproductive-type” sex (and that ... More


I Only Do It for the Money: Pornography, Prostitution, and the Business of Sex

Linda LeMoncheck

in Loose Women, Lecherous Men: A Feminist Philosophy of Sex

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195105568
eISBN:
9780199852949
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195105568.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy

Feminists from a variety of theoretical backgrounds target the sex industry as a paradigm of the institutionalized sexual subordination of women. Liberal feminists, who believe women's sexual ... More


Transformation in America’s Largest Church

Timothy Matovina

in Latino Catholicism: Transformation in America's Largest Church

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691139791
eISBN:
9781400839735
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691139791.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

This concluding chapter considers how Latinos present a distinct agenda of core concerns within U.S. Catholicism. Many Euro-American Catholics have emphasized concerns such as liturgical reform, the ... More


The Erotics of Racial Regeneration: Eugenics, Maternity, and Sexual Agency

Kirsten Leng

in Sexual Politics and Feminist Science: Women Sexologists in Germany, 1900-1933

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781501709302
eISBN:
9781501713248
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501709302.003.0006
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter explores the attraction of racial thinking, and particularly eugenics, for women sexologists. It argues that eugenics’ appeal lay not only in its stress on women’s critical role in ... More


Sexuality, Self-Formation, and the State

Amy T. Schalet

in Not Under My Roof: Parents, Teens, and the Culture of Sex

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226736181
eISBN:
9780226736204
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226736204.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Marriage and the Family

This chapter begins by deepening our understanding of a paradox: the dramatization of adolescent sexuality is predicated on—and stands in service of—an ideal of freedom from social restrictions, ... More


Revising Jezebel Politics: Toward a New Black Sexual Ethic

Jennifer S. Leath

in Black Intersectionalities: A Critique for the 21st Century

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9781846319389
eISBN:
9781781380901
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781846319389.003.0013
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

“Jezebel” as trope, representation, and narrative has been zealously deployed against women of the African Diaspora since the advent of the Transatlantic Slave Trade. However, Jezebel’s image has ... More


Conservative Christians in the “Sexual Revolution”

in The Truth about Conservative Christians: What They Think and What They Believe

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226306629
eISBN:
9780226306759
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226306759.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter addresses two questions: (1) Are the sexual attitudes and behaviors of Conservative Protestants significantly different from those of other Americans, especially Mainline Protestants? ... More


Sexual Desire, Inequality, and the Possibility of Transformation

Ann J. Cahill

in Body Aesthetics

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780198716778
eISBN:
9780191785351
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198716778.003.0016
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics, Feminist Philosophy

Although most contemporary theories of sexuality have tended to approach sexual desires as exempt from ethical judgment, this chapter argues that there are at least some sexual desires that can ... More


Sexual Defilement in Early Christian Texts

Moshe Blidstein

in Purity, Community, and Ritual in Early Christian Literature

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780198791959
eISBN:
9780191834172
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198791959.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies, Judaism

Chapter 7 demonstrates that sexual sin became the main target for purity discourse in early Christian texts, and attempts to explain why. Christian imagery of sexual defilement drew from a number of ... More


Religious Perspectives on Sex with Robots

Noreen Herzfeld

in Robot Sex: Social and Ethical Implications

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780262036689
eISBN:
9780262341981
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262036689.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter looks at the question of sex robots from a religious, primarily Judeo-Christian perspective. It addresses four basic questions: What is the purpose of sex? What in our nature might ... More


The Dignity of Marriage

Christopher Tollefsen

in Understanding Human Dignity

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780197265642
eISBN:
9780191760389
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265642.003.0028
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration

Contemporary Catholic magisterial documents frequently use of the word ‘dignity’ to describe the institution of marriage. In this chapter, I argue that the language of dignity is meant and should be ... More


College Hookup Culture and Christian Ethics: The Lives and Longings of Emerging Adults

Jennifer Beste

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2017
ISBN:
9780190268503
eISBN:
9780190268534
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190268503.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

What happens at college parties? Why do students dress and behave the way they do? Who has power, and what kind? And are college students happy overall with party and hookup culture? In response to ... More


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