The end of sexual identity : why sex is too important to define who we are / Jenell Williams Paris.Material type: TextPublisher: Downers Grove, Ill. : IVP Books, c2011Description: 160 p. : ill. ; 21 cmISBN: 9780830838363 (pbk. : alk. paper); 0830838368 (pbk. : alk. paper)Subject(s): Sex -- Religious aspects -- Christianity | Homosexuality -- Religious aspects -- Christianity | Identity (Psychology) -- Religious aspects -- ChristianityLOC classification: BT708 | .P36 2011
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Includes bibliographical references (p. -155) and indexes.
Introduction: A word about sex -- What is defined as real -- The trouble with heterosexuality -- The trouble with homosexuality -- The promise of sexual holiness -- Sexual desire is (not) a big deal -- Having sex is (not) a big deal -- Celibacy is (not) a big deal -- Epilogue: The end is near.
Sexual identity has become an idol in both the culture at large and in the Christian subculture. Anthropologist Jenell Williams Paris offers a Christian framework for sexual holiness that accounts for complex postmodern realities. 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.