Sexual Character   -     By: Marva J. Dawn
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Sexual Character

Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co. / 1993 / Paperback

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Throughout the ages, people have managed to turn the simple meaning of sexuality into a complex web of confusion. In this illuminating book, Dawn brings much-needed clarity back to the issue. She gives you a non-preachy, biblical understanding of sexuality to help you discern the worldly forces that jeopardize true intimacy, as well as the proper ethics to practice as a Christian. 172 pages, softcover from Eerdmans.

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 186
Vendor: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co.
Publication Date: 1993
Dimensions: 5 1/4 X 8 1/2 (inches)
ISBN: 0802807003
ISBN-13: 9780802807007
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Author Bio

Marva J. Dawn is a theologian, author, musician, and educator with Christians Equipped for Ministry, Vancouver, Washington, and Teaching Fellow in Spiritual Theology at Regent College. A scholar with four masters degrees and a Ph.D. in Christian Ethics and the Scriptures from the University of Notre Dame, Dr. Dawn has spoken for clergy and worship conferences and seminaries throughout North America and in Madagascar and in Eastern and Western Europe. She has written many books.

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Aiming to combat the widespread confusion today regarding sexual issues, Marva Dawn offers here a clear biblical understanding of human sexuality. Her fresh perspectives in Sexual Character will challenge and encourage persons living in our sex-saturated society.

To establish the necessary foundations for new thinking about sexual issues, Dawn explains the importance of distinguishing between social and genital sexuality (a distinction generally not made), discusses the forces in our technological society that jeopardize true intimacy, and outlines the “ethics of character” that forms the basis for discussion in the rest of the book.

Holding to a positive biblical vision for sexual character leads Dawn to raise many provocative questions that apply in very practical, relevant ways to such issues as friendship, marriage, divorce, teenage dating, homosexuality, and abortion. Dawn ends the book by putting forth a hopeful vision of “sexual shalom” for individuals and Christian communities.

Written in an engaging, non-preachy style, Sexual Character will benefit all thoughtful Christian adults---ministers, parents, youth group leaders, college students---and provide solid material for church discussion groups.

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