The End of Sexual Identity

The End of Sexual Identity

Why Sex Is Too Important to Define Who We Are

eBook - 2011
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Sexual identity has become an idol in both the culture at large and in the Christian subculture. And yet concepts like "gay" or "straight" are relatively recent developments in human history. We let ourselves be defined by socially constructed notions of sexual identity and sexual orientation--even though these may not be the only or best ways to think about sexuality. Anthropologist Jenell Williams Paris offers a Christian framework for sexual holiness that accounts for complex postmodern realities. She assesses problems with popular cultural and Christian understandings of heterosexuality and homosexuality alike. The End of Sexual Identity moves beyond culture-war impasses to open up new space for conversations in diverse communities both inside and outside the church.
Publisher: [United States] :, IVP Books,, 2011
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ISBN: 9780830868506
083086850X
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Characteristics: 1 online resource
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Additional Contributors: hoopla digital

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