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A Tremor of Bliss: Sex, Catholicism and Rock n' Roll

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   Up to the current day, matters of sexual morality—including contraception, abortion, premarital sex, and gay marriage—have polarized the Catholic Church. In the wake of the turmoil of the 1960s, when liberal theologians challenged the Church’s traditional views on the subject, a schism has opened. Much of the world, and many Catholics themselves, believe that the views ...more
Paperback, 208 pages
Published August 17th 2010 by Doubleday Religion (first published April 14th 2009)
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Sep 05, 2010 Ruth rated it it was amazing
To all too many people the words "Catholic sexual morality" bring forth the thought "guilt-inducing old-fashioned repressive rules made by a bunch of old men who have promised never to have sex (but often do anyway)". In A Tremor of Bliss: Sex, Catholicism, and Rock 'n' Roll Mark Judge tries to explain the "Why?" behind the rules. His approach of quoting philosophers and theologians (including Pope John Paul II) rather than scripture may be off-putting to non-Catholic readers but it serves the ...more
Julie Davis
Sep 08, 2010 Julie Davis rated it it was ok
#85 - 2010.

An interesting view of the results of the sexual revolution on the public and on the evolution of Church Teachings (with other influences) that culminated in the celebration of marital love and sex that was John Paul II's Theology of the Body. The tie-in to rock 'n' roll was tenuous for me, although I believe the author felt it. The body copy was also somewhat less than focused and I sometimes wound up confused over the main thesis of a chapter.
Margaret Chind
May 28, 2015 Margaret Chind marked it as to-read
Recommended to Margaret by: FIRST
*Thanks to Staci Carmichael for providing a copy for review through FIRST Wild Card Tours.*

-- Look for a review in October.
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