Some Issues in Human Sexuality

Some Issues in Human Sexuality Author A Working Party of the House of Bishops
ISBN-10 0715138685
Year 2003
Pages 358
Language en
Publisher Church House Publishing

This widely anticipated report will be welcomed by all who wish to come to a greater understanding of the issues surrounding homosexuality, bisexuality and transsexualism and the Church. It provides an in-depth account of the surrounding issues, and provides detailed analyses of key Scriptural passages.

A Companion to Some Issues in Human Sexuality

A Companion to Some Issues in Human Sexuality Author Joanna Cox
ISBN-10 0715138715
Year 2003
Pages 32
Language en
Publisher Church House Publishing

This companion has been produced to help individuals and groups discuss and reflect on the material in 'Some Issues in Human Sexuality'. It also offers a structure for reading the main volume and gives a summary of the main points.

Human Sexuality and Its Problems

Human Sexuality and Its Problems Author John Bancroft
ISBN-10 9780443051616
Year 2009
Pages 546
Language en
Publisher Elsevier Health Sciences

Prepared by one of the world's leading authorities, Human Sexuality and its Problems remains the foremost comprehensive reference in the field. Now available in a larger format, this classic volume continues to address the neurophysiological, psychological and socio-cultural aspects of human sexuality and how they interact. Fully updated throughout, the new edition places a greater emphasis on theory and its role in sex research and draws on the latest global research to review the clinical management of problematic sexuality providing clear, practical guidelines for clinical intervention. Clearly written, this highly accessible volume now includes a new chapter on the role of theory, and separate chapters on sexual differentiation and gender identity development, transgender and gender non-conformity, and HIV, AIDS and other sexually transmitted diseases. Human Sexuality and its Problems fills a gap in the literature for academics interested in human sexuality from an interdisciplinary perspective, as well as health professionals involved in the management of sexual problems. Long awaited new edition of the definitive reference text on human sexuality Addresses the neurophysiological, psychological and socio-cultural aspects of human sexuality and how they interact Examines the normal sexual experience and covers the various ways in which sex can be problematic, including dysfunctional, 'out of control', high risk and illegal sexual behaviour Reviews the clinical management of problematic sexuality and provides clear, practical guidelines for clinical intervention Presents a broad cross-disciplinary perspective of the subject area making the book suitable for all professionals involved in the field Presents a more theoretical approach to the study of human sexuality reflecting recent changes in research Includes a section on brain imaging to demonstrate the latest research findings in sexual arousal and to compare and contrast individuals with normal and low levels of sexual desire Discusses the use of sex as a mood regulator and the importance of current research in this area Discusses the impact on the internet on the modern sexual world Explores the relevance of transgender and gender non-conformity Contains a chapter on HIV and AIDS and other sexually transmitted infections Chapter on therapy fully updated to reflect the movement towards integration of psychological and pharmacological approaches to management Explores the complex relationships between anger, sexual arousal and sexual violence

Sexual Conduct

Sexual Conduct Author William Simon
ISBN-10 0202368858
Year 2011-12-31
Pages 369
Language en
Publisher Transaction Publishers

The first edition of Sexual Conduct, published in 1973, swiftly became a landmark text in the sociology of sexuality. It went on to profoundly shape the ideas of several generations of scholars and has become the foundation text of what is now known as the "social constructionist" approach to sexuality. The present edition, revised, updated, and containing new introductory and concluding materials, introduces a classic text to a new generation of students and professionals. Traditional views of human sexuality posit models of man and woman in which biological arrangements are translated into sociocultural imperatives. This is best summarized in the phrase "anatomy is destiny." Consequently, the almost exclusive concern has been with the power of biology and nature in sexual conduct as opposed to understanding the significance and impact of social life. In Sexual Conduct, Gagnon and Simon lucidly argue that sexual activities, of all kinds, may be understood as the outcome of a complex psychosocial process of development. Using the social script theory, the authors trace the ways in which sexuality is learned and fitted into particular moments in the lifecycle and in different modes of behavior. Sexual Conduct is a major attempt to consider sexuality within a non-biological, social psychological framework. It is a valuable addition to the study of human sexuality, and will be of interest to students of sociology, psychology, psychiatry, social work, and medicine.

Issues in Human Sexuality

Issues in Human Sexuality Author Church of England. House of Bishops
ISBN-10 071513745X
Year 1991
Pages 48
Language en
Publisher Church House Publishing

The original 1991 Statement by the House of Bishops on many aspects of sexual behaviour, including homosexuality. Commended by the General Synod for wide discussion within the Church.

The Psychology of Human Sexuality

The Psychology of Human Sexuality Author Justin J. Lehmiller
ISBN-10 9781118351321
Year 2013-12-16
Pages 424
Language en
Publisher John Wiley & Sons

The Psychology of Human Sexuality offers a comprehensive overview of human sexual behavior from a biopsychosocial perspective. The text highlights psychological research and theory on human sexuality whilst also considering the biological, evolutionary, social, and cultural factors that influence our sex lives. Features comprehensive coverage of topics including gender and sexual orientation, relationships, sexual behaviors, sexual difficulties and solutions, prostitution, and pornography Offers more in-depth treatment of relationships than comparable texts, with separate chapters dealing with attraction and relationship processes Written from a sex-positive perspective, and is inclusive and respectful of a diverse audience Includes numerous activities to facilitate a dynamic and interactive classroom environment

Public Life and the Place of the Church

Public Life and the Place of the Church Author Richard Harries
ISBN-10 0754653013
Year 2006-01-01
Pages 236
Language en
Publisher Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

The work of Richard Harries, Bishop of Oxford from 1987 to 2006, has been highly distinctive for the consistency of its engagement with contemporary society. Taking Richard Harries' contributions as their inspiration, key figures, each of them major commentators on areas of pressing contemporary concern, probe important questions which people are asking about a range of social issues, including arms and violence, the role of the media in public life, spirituality, multifaith Britain, sex, capitalism, the second chamber, and medical ethics, and make suggestive comments about the part which the Church might play.

Authentic Human Sexuality

Authentic Human Sexuality Author Judith K. Balswick
ISBN-10 9780830828838
Year 2008-06-10
Pages 367
Language en
Publisher InterVarsity Press

Jack and Judith Balswick investigate how human sexuality originates both biologically and socially, lay groundwork for a normative Christian interpretation of sexuality, show how authentic sexuality is necessarily grounded in relationships, and explore forms of "inauthentic sexuality" such as sexual harassment, pornography and rape.

Living in Sin

Living in Sin Author John Shelby Spong
ISBN-10 9780060675073
Year 1990-02-02
Pages 256
Language en
Publisher Harper Collins

Is celibacy the only moral alternative to marriage? Should the widowed be allowed to form intimate relationships without remarrying? Should the church receive homosexuals into its community and support committed gay and lesbian relationships? Should congregations publicly and liturgically witness and affirm divorces? Should the church's moral standards continue to be set by patriarchal males? Should women be consecrated bishops? Bishop Spong proposes a pastoral response based on scripture and history to the changing realities of the modern world. He calls for a moral vision to empower the church with inclusive teaching about equal, loving, nonexploitative relationships.

Transcendent Vocation

Transcendent Vocation Author Sarah Maxwell
ISBN-10 9781780997193
Year 2013-03-27
Pages 166
Language en
Publisher John Hunt Publishing

Based on detailed analysis of interviews with gay clergymen, and also with retired heterosexual clergymen whose ministries span the period since the 1967 Sexual Offences Act, Transcendent Vocation provides specific examples to back up the contention that the approach of the Church of England to homosexuals has increasingly been characterised by hypocrisy. It considers why gay men wish to work within an organisation that treats them with such negativity, especially now that such discrimination is illegal in secular society. The prime conclusion is that they do so because of their “Transcendent Vocation” – a conviction of having been called to the ministry by God that is so strong that it enables them to transcend all the hypocrisy and negativity that they encounter.

Bible Gender Sexuality

Bible  Gender  Sexuality Author James V. Brownson
ISBN-10 9780802868633
Year 2013-02-03
Pages 300
Language en
Publisher Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing

In Bible, Gender, Sexuality James Brownson argues that Christians should reconsider whether or not the biblical strictures against same-sex relations as defined in the ancient world should apply to contemporary, committed same-sex relationships. Presenting two sides in the debate -- "traditionalist" and "revisionist" -- Brownson carefully analyzes each of the seven main texts that appear to address intimate same-sex relations. In the process, he explores key concepts that inform our understanding of the biblical texts, including patriarchy, complementarity, purity and impurity, honor and shame. Central to his argument is the need to uncover the moral logic behind the biblical text. Written in order to serve and inform the ongoing debate in many denominations over the questions of homosexuality, Brownson's in-depth study will prove a useful resource for Christians who want to form a considered opinion on this important issue.

50 Great Myths of Human Sexuality

50 Great Myths of Human Sexuality Author Pepper Schwartz
ISBN-10 9780470674345
Year 2015-04-20
Pages 320
Language en
Publisher John Wiley & Sons

There are many misconceptions about human sexuality, and some are so misleading as to be dangerous. Schwartz and Kempner dispel commonly accepted myths and misunderstandings, covering areas from pre-marital sex and sexual diseases to body image.

Human Sexuality

Human Sexuality Author Craig A. Hill
ISBN-10 9781412904834
Year 2008
Pages 552
Language en
Publisher SAGE

Written to promote the development of students' critical thinking and analytical abilities through the analysis of theory and evidence concerning sexuality, this book covers topics typically covered in human sexuality courses (anatomy, physiology, gender, love and relationships, development, reproductive issues, disorders) but from a psychological perspective.