Author: Aline H. Kalbian
Title: Sex, Violence, and Justice
Subtitle: Contraception and the Catholic Church
Place: Washington, D.C.
Publisher: Georgetown University Press
ISBN-13: 9781626161047 (hardcover) – Find a Library: Wikipedia, WorldCat | ISBN-13: 9781626160484 (pbk.) – Find a Library: Wikipedia, WorldCat | ISBN-13: 9781626160491 (ebk.) – Find a Library: Wikipedia, WorldCat
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»In 1968, Pope Paul VI published Humanae vitae, the encyclical that reaffirmed the Catholic Church's continued opposition to the use of any form of artificial contraception. In Sex, Violence, and Justice: Contraception and the Catholic Church, Aline Kalbian outlines the Church's position against artificial contraception as principally rooted in three biblical commandments. In addition, Kalbian shows how discourses about sexuality, both in the Church and in culture, are often tied to discourses of violence, harm and social injustice. These ties reveal that sexual ethics is never just about sex; it is about the vulnerability of the human body and the challenges humans face in trying to maintain just and loving relationships.
Reviews: Christie, Dolores L. Catholic Books Review (2014). – Full Text: Catholic Books Review (Free Access)
Added: November 8, 2014 – Last updated: November 8, 2014