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The Church in the 21st Century Center

Sexuality in the U.S. Catholic Church

crisis and renewal

book

Edited by Lisa Sowle Cahill, John Garvey, and T. Frank Kennedy, S.J.

No issue in the contemporary Church evokes more controversy than sexuality.  In the wake of the clerical abuse scandals, the Catholic Church has come under intense scrutiny, criticized for being either too repressive or too lenient in its approach to human sexuality.  In Sexuality and the US Catholic Church, Lisa Sowle Cahill, John Garvey, and T. Frank Kennedy, SJ introduce the work of leading Catholic theologians, writers, and scholars to help ground the conversation in the tradition, identify modern-day challenges, and point to resources for the future.

 

Contributors:

James Allison, Margaret A. Farley, David Cloutier, Christopher Kaczor, William Mattison, Naomi M. Meara, John O'Malley, S.J., Stephen Pope, Columba Stewart, O.S.B., Cristina L. H. Traina, John Witte Jr., Christopher Wolfe

 

Major topics include:

HOMOSEXUALITY - MARRIAGE AND THE NUPTIAL MEANING OF THE BODY - THEOLOGY OF THE BODY: POSSIBILITIES AND LIMITATIONS - VIEWS OF CELIBACY PAST AND PRESENT - REBUILDING COMMUNITY - CHILDBEARING - SEXUAL DISCIPLESHIP - FUTURE CHALLENGES

 

Praise for The Church in the 21st Century series:

"These highly interesting essays, written by so many articulate and passionately committed persons, are timely, informative, and a joy to read.  The central issues of these volumes are of such critical importance for the Church today that one can only pray that these studies will trigger further sustained conversation, and God willing, serve as a catalyst for real action."
-Lawrence S. Cunningham, John A. O'Brien Professor of Theology, The University of Notre Dame


 You can order this book through the Boston College Bookstore.