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Embodiment: An Approach to Sexuality and Christian Theology

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Few would doubt that this is a time of transition in our understanding of human sexuality. The confusion about sexual morals and mores is the more obvious evidence of this. But there is something else. For too long the bulk of Christian reflection about sexuality has asked an essentially one-directional question: what does Christian faith have to say about our lives as sex ...more
Paperback, 303 pages
Published January 1st 1979 by Augsburg (first published January 1st 1978)
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Lauren Green
Oct 07, 2017 rated it it was ok
Shelves: seminary
Embodiment provided a liberal view of theology of the body and sexuality.
Ellis
May 07, 2007 rated it it was ok
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Read this for my sexual ethics class. Nelson is WAY out of left field, but has some very interesting things to add to debates about the morality of sex, masturbation, and homosexuality and how the church, specifically Protestant (he has this nasty habit of villifying Catholics), reacts and, in his opinion, ought to react.
Scott Hopkins
Landmark book for anyone on an honest and genuine journey into spiritual authenticity.... a word on SEX that puts the maladjusted Right Wing in their place for good. I DARE YOU TO READ THIS BOOK ! LOL LOL PAX, Hop
Jenna
Apr 28, 2010 rated it it was amazing
so awesome. like rob bell's "sex god" but chock full of academics. interesting presentation of feminism...coupled it with some good ole fashion thoughts into relational autonomy. the intersection between sexuality and spirituality. well done, dr. nelson. ...more
Dave
Sep 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This was a re-read. This book was given to me years ago by the retiring pastor of the church I grew up in. As he gave it to me he said I was “probably the only person in the congregation who would or could understand it and appreciate it!” Given the members of that particular Baptist church, he spoke truth.

Written in 1978 Mr. Nelson’s book is somewhat shocking, and it is a refreshing breath of clean air when speaking of, and dealing with, sex, sexuality and gender. He touches on many items from
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