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Sexuality in Muslim Contexts: Restrictions and Resistance
Sexuality in Muslim Contexts: Restrictions and Resistance
by Anissa (edt) Helie
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The book explores women's resistance against the policing of sexuality in Muslim societies. Many Muslim majority countries still use religious discourse to enforce stigmatization and repression of those who do not conform to sexual norms. In this... (read more)

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Sexual Violence: The Sin Revisited
Sexual Violence: The Sin Revisited
by Marie M. Fortune
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Originally published in 1983 as Sexual Violence: The Unmentionable Sin, this book is an updated combination of Fortune's experiences as a church educator, advocate for sexual abuse survivors, and pastor that answers a difficult question--How do we... (read more)

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Homosexuality and the Christian: A Guide for Parents, Pastors, and Friends
Homosexuality and the Christian: A Guide for Parents, Pastors, and Friends
by Mark Yarhouse
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Mark Yarhouse gives honest and accurate answers to parents and pastors who have questions about homosexuality. Throughout the book, the author uses a new framework for understanding the issue, carefully separating the concept of same sex attraction from... (read more)

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Women in Christianity (Continuum Icons)
Women in Christianity (Continuum Icons)
by Hans Kung
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For two years Küng guided a research project on Women and Christianity, funded by the Volkswagen Foundation. For most of the religions of the world, women are a problem. From time immemorial they have been subordinate to men, second class in the... (read more)

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What God Has Joined Together? : the Christian Case for Gay Marriage (05 Edition)
What God Has Joined Together? : the Christian Case for Gay Marriage (05 Edition)
by David G. Myers
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Named one of the "Detroit Free Press" 2005 Top Ten Books with Spiritual <P>Themes Nominated for the American Library Association's 2006 Stonewall Book Award... (read more)

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Just Love : Framework for Christian Sexual Ethics (98 Edition)
Just Love : Framework for Christian Sexual Ethics (98 Edition)
by Margaret Farley
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This long-awaited book by one of American Christianity's foremost ethicists proposes a framework for sexual ethics whereby justice is the criterion for all loving, including love that is related to sexual activity and relationships. It begins with... (read more)

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Beyond Belief: The Secret Lives of Women in Extreme Religions
Beyond Belief: The Secret Lives of Women in Extreme Religions
by Susan Tive and Cami Ostman
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Beyond Belief addresses what happens when women of extreme religions decide to walk away. Editors Susan Tive (a former Orthodox Jew) and Cami Ostman (a de-converted fundamentalist born-again Christian) have compiled a collection of powerful personal... (read more)

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Library of Hebrew Bible/Old Testament Studies #426: Daring, Disreputable and Devout: Interpreting the Hebrew Bible's Women in the Arts and Music
Library of Hebrew Bible/Old Testament Studies #426: Daring, Disreputable and Devout: Interpreting the Hebrew Bible's Women in the Arts and Music
by Dan W. Clanton, Jr.
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Stories of women in the Bible have been interpreted by artists, writers, musicians, filmmakers, and biblical commentators for centuries.  However, in many cases, these later interpreters have often adapted and altered the Bible to fit their own view(... (read more)

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Women, Sex, and the Church (10 Edition)
Women, Sex, and the Church (10 Edition)
by Bachiochi
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"In this thoughtful and wide-ranging collection of essays, eight women and one man set out to explain and defend the Catholic Church's teaching on sex, reproduction, priestly ordination, and family. Bachiochi, a lawyer and theologian who edited and... (read more)

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An End to This Strife: The Politics of Gender in African American Churches
An End to This Strife: The Politics of Gender in African American Churches
by Demetrius K. Williams
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Williams's important work argues that taking the New Testament and particularly Galatians 3:28 seriously should lead the black churches to challenge sexism and racism, not only in society at large, but also in African American churches ans denominational... (read more)

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Excuse Me Miss: Overcoming the Strongholds of Defeat, Disappointment and Regret!
Excuse Me Miss: Overcoming the Strongholds of Defeat, Disappointment and Regret!
by Karyn Taylor-newton
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Some people say, "the road to hell is paved with good intentions." I say the road to hell is paved with bad decisions and poor choices. I know because I made a lot of them. When your life has been turned upside down the depth of your valley is so... (read more)

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New Feminist Christianity (10 Edition)
New Feminist Christianity (10 Edition)
by Hunt
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Feminism has brought many changes to the Christian church. From inclusive language and imagery about the Divine, to an increase in the numbers of women ministers, churches will never be the same. Yet, even now, there is a lack of substantive structural... (read more)

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Sacred Sex: Embracing Your Sexuality as God Designed It
Sacred Sex: Embracing Your Sexuality as God Designed It
by Tony Evans
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Sex isn't everything that the world makes it out to be. It's more. This book is about sex, for those who think about it-and if we're honest, that's everyone. In a world heavily influenced by popular culture, we are dragged into wanting a cheapened... (read more)

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Perspectives on Marriage: A Reader
Perspectives on Marriage: A Reader
by Kieran Scott
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Thoroughly revised and updated in this third edition, Perspectives on Marriage is a comprehensive and multidisciplinary anthology ideal for courses in the theology and spirituality of marriage. This edition features thirteen new articles and incorporates... (read more)

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Out of the Shadows Into the Light (09 Edition)
Out of the Shadows Into the Light (09 Edition)
by Delatorre
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Out of the Shadows, Into the Light conducts a non-threatening and accessible conversation about an issue that is presently tearing many churches and denominations apart. The book's focus is on communication in hopes of creating a reconciliation for the... (read more)

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More Than a Monologue: Sexual Diversity and the Catholic Church: Inquiry, Thought, and Expression (Catholic Practice in North America)
More Than a Monologue: Sexual Diversity and the Catholic Church: Inquiry, Thought, and Expression (Catholic Practice in North America)
by J. Patrick Hornbeck, Ii
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This volume, like its companion, Voices of Our Times, collects essays drawn from a series of public conferences held in autumn 2011 entitled "More than a Monologue." The series was the fruit of collaboration among four institutions of higher learning... (read more)

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The End of Sexual Identity: Why Sex Is Too Important to Define Who We Are
The End of Sexual Identity: Why Sex Is Too Important to Define Who We Are
by Jenell Williams Paris
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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... (read more)

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Love Is an Orientation: Elevating the Conversation with the Gay Community
Love Is an Orientation: Elevating the Conversation with the Gay Community
by Andrew Marin
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2010 Outreach Magazine Resource of the Year Award winner: culture category 2010 Golden Canon Leadership Book Award winner Relevant Magazine Top 20 Best Overall Books of 2009 winner Englewood Review of Books: Top 20 Best Overall Books of 2009 winner... (read more)

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More Than a Monologue: Sexual Diversity and the Catholic Church: Voices of Our Times (Catholic Practice in North America)
More Than a Monologue: Sexual Diversity and the Catholic Church: Voices of Our Times (Catholic Practice in North America)
by Christine Firer Hinze
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The Second Vatican Council's landmark document Gaudium et spes called Catholics to cultivate robust, mutually enriching dialogue with the modern world by attentively and discerningly listening to the "voices of our times." This distinctive new... (read more)

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Sexual Ethics : an Evangelical Perspective (97 Edition)
Sexual Ethics : an Evangelical Perspective (97 Edition)
by Stanley J. Grenz
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In this biblically grounded study, Stanley Grenz synthesizes theology, ethics, and current medical research to offer an evangelical perspective on the profound role which sexuality plays in our lives, and in doing so, calls the church to be a reconciling... (read more)

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