Human Sexuality and the Christian Faith - Episcopal Edition

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Human Sexuality

and the Christian Faith:

A Study for the church’s reflection and deliberation [Episcopal Edition]

 

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OUTLINE

 

VOICES AND ISSUES OF SEXUALITY

A. Talking about Sexuality

B. Three Areas of Concern Today

C. The Central Role of Scripture in Our Deliberations

 

HUMAN SEXUALITY IN THE BIBLE

A. The Role of the Bible in Developing a Sexual Ethic

B. Human Sexuality in the Old Testament

C. Human Sexuality in the New Testament

 

EPISCOPALIAN PERSPECTIVES RELATED TO SEXUALITY

by the Rt. Rev. Edward W. Jones, Bishop of Indianapolis.

A. Toward a Liberation of Sexuality within Marriage

B. The Life of Christians in the Interim

C. Creation in Light of the New Creation

D. Law to Care for the Neighbor

E. Tradition and Change

 

OUR STEWARDSHIP OF SEXUALITY TODAY

A. The Distortion of Sexuality in Our Society

B. Affirming Ourselves as Sexual Beings

C. Education Regarding Our Sexuality

D. Living Out Our Sexuality in Faithful, Enduring Commitments

 

SPECIFIC ISSUES OF CONCERN TODAY

A. Sexual Abuse

B. Gay and Lesbian Relationships

C. Genital Sexual Relationships Outside of Marriage

[Check out Purple Ribbon Campaign: to end domestic abuse also on this web site]

 

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Human Sexuality And The Christian Faith – Episcopal Edition.

A study for the church’s reflection and deliberation 

Copyright © November 1991.  Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.  Permission is granted to reproduce this document as needed, provided each copy displays the copyright as printed.