Sex Texts from the Bible : Selections Annotated and Explained

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  • Copyright: 2007-02-01
  • Publisher: Jewish Lights Pub
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For some people, the Bible's perspectives on sex may seem too one-dimensional or antiquated to apply to modern-day life. Others may hold up the Bible as the ultimate moral guideline when it comes to sex and human sexuality. A close reading of the Bible reveals that while its rules and lessons about sex and sexuality may not be applicable to all people at all times, this sacred scripture does offer surprising insight into our modern sexual lives.

Table of Contents

Forewordp. vii
Acknowledgmentsp. xi
Sex and the Bible: Why You Should Carep. xiii
A Note on the Translationp. xxxi
Marriage and Family Life
Euphemisms for Sex and Genitalsp. 3
"Dating"p. 11
Marriagep. 17
Divorcep. 25
Cheating on Your Spousep. 31
Interracial Marriagep. 37
Intergenerational Relationshipsp. 43
Multiple Wives and Husbandsp. 45
Lust, Passion, and Desirep. 53
Sexual Orientationp. 61
Celibacy and Eunuchsp. 77
Gender Roles and Cross-Dressingp. 83
Masturbationp. 89
Nakednessp. 93
Sexually Transmitted Disease and Genital Abnormalityp. 99
"Illegitimate" Childrenp. 103
Women's Sexuality
Virginityp. 109
Prostitutionp. 115
Menstruationp. 127
Contraception, Abortion, and Miscarriagep. 129
Destructive Sexuality
Sexual Violence, Rape, and Domestic Violencep. 141
Incestp. 155
Bestialityp. 161
Sexual Joy and Delight
Sexual Joy and Delightp. 167
Notesp. 172
Suggestions for Further Readingp. 172
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