Sex and the iWorld: Rethinking Relationship Beyond an Age of Individualism  -     By: Dale S. Kuehne
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Sex and the iWorld: Rethinking Relationship Beyond an Age of Individualism

Baker Academic / 2009 / Paperback

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Politics professor and pastor Dale Kuehne examines current issues pertaining to sexuality and society following the sexual revolution and asks: What kind of world are we creating? And is it the world we want to live in? With no finger-pointing and a cordial openness to responses from all points of view, Kuehne contrasts the "tWorld," in which traditional morality reigned, with the post-Enlightenment "iWorld," in which the perceived immediate needs of the individual are paramount. Both, he finds, fall short of the "rWorld," in which the larger web of healthy and nourishing social relationships provide the context for personal sexuality.

Kuehne surveys what the natural and social sciences conclude about gender and human sexuality. He goes on to explain how postmodernity impacts social policy and such issues as sexual orientation, redefinition of the family, and more. Kuehne then retells the Christian story through the lens of a relational theology, highlighting how it affects marriage, civil unions, divorce, adoption, and sex education. In the end, he argues, the journey toward satisfying our craving for fulfillment requires that we pay attention to healthy relational intimacy.

Sex and the iWorld will be an essential tool for courses on political science, social policy, and Christianity and culture. Most important, the book will help academics, students, church leaders, and laity develop a holistic strategy for engaging wider society about sexual ethics and public policy.

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 235
Vendor: Baker Academic
Publication Date: 2009
Dimensions: 8.50 X 5.50 (inches)
ISBN: 0801035872
ISBN-13: 9780801035876
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A pastor who is also a politics professor examines current issues pertaining to sexuality and society and asks, What kind of world are we creating? And is it the world we want to live in? With no finger-pointing, and a cordial openness to responses from all points of view, Dale Kuehne contrasts the "tWorld," in which traditional morality reigned and recent innovations would have been inconceivable, with the post-Enlightenment "iWorld," in which these innovations are promoted because the perceived immediate needs of the individual are paramount. Both, he finds, fall short of the "rWorld," the larger web of healthy and nourishing social relationships that provides the context for a biblical understanding of individual sexuality. This book will transform the conversation on sexuality among college students, campus ministers, church and ministry leaders, and all readers with an eye on culture and public policy.

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Even as the broader culture has deviated from the traditional understanding of sexual ethics and marriage, so have Christians. . . . Given the rapid shift in the sexual behavior of Christians, it should come as no surprise that when the church attempts to respond to the questions posed by the Sexual Revolution, it does so with mixed messages, a muted voice, and little impact. . . . The answer for the church is not to withdraw permanently from the public debate about sexual morality. Instead we need to step back, think deeply about what we believe, and rearticulate it in a better way. Most of all, we need to practice what we profess and in doing so, reengage the culture in a dialogue about the meaning of sexuality.

Author Bio

Dale S. Kuehne (PhD, Georgetown University) is the Richard L. Bready Professor of Ethics, Economics, and the Common Good at Saint Anselm College in Manchester, New Hampshire. In addition, he serves as pastor of Emmanuel Covenant Church in Nashua, New Hampshire. Kuehne has authored Massachusetts Congregationalist Political Thought, 1760-1790 and numerous articles.

Author Bio

Dale S. Kuehne (PhD, Georgetown University) is associate professor of politics and executive director of the New Hampshire Institute of Politics at Saint Anselm College. In addition, he serves as pastor of Emmanuel Covenant Church in Nashua, New Hampshire. Kuehne has authored Massachusetts Congregationalist Political Thought, 1760–1790 and numerous articles.

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    How did we go from tradition to sexual insanity? And what do we do to navagate through this world? Kuehne does a good job helping us have a clue. His book is well written and is helpful.
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