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作者 DeRogatis, Amy
書名 Saving sex : sexuality and salvation in American evangelicalism / Amy DeRogatis
出版項 New York : Oxford University Press, 2015
國際標準書號 9780199942251 (cloth : alk. paper)
book jacket
館藏地 索書號 處理狀態 OPAC 訊息 條碼
 民族所圖書館  BR1642.U6 D47 2015    在架上    30520020804176
說明 xiii, 207 pages ; 25 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
附註 Includes bibliographical references (pages 183-199) and index
When it comes to evangelicals and sex, it seems, whatever the question, the answer is "no." In Saving Sex, Amy DeRogatis argues that this could not be further from the truth. Demolishing the myth of evangelicals as anti-sex, she shows that American evangelicals claim that fabulous sex -- in the right context --i s viewed as a divinely-sanctioned, spiritual act. For decades, evangelical sex education has been a thriving industry. Evangelical couples have sought advice from Christian psychologists and marriage counselors, purchased millions of copies of faith-based "sexual guidebooks," and consulted magazines, pamphlets, websites, blogs, and podcasts on a vast array of sexual topics, including human anatomy, STDs -- sometimes known as "Sexually Transmitted Demons"--Varieties of sexual pleasure, role-play, and sex toys, all from a decidedly biblical angle. DeRogatis discusses a wide range of evidence, from purity literature for young evangelicals to sex manuals for married couples to "deliverance manuals," which instruct believers in how to expel demons that enter the body through sexual sin. Evangelicals have at times attempted to co-opt the language of female empowerment, emphasizing mutual consent and female sexual pleasure while insisting that the key to marital sexual happiness depends on maintaining traditional gender roles based on the literal interpretation of scripture. Saving Sex is a long-overdue exploration of evangelicals' surprising and often-misunderstood beliefs about sex -- who can do what, when, and why -- and of the many ways in which they try to bring those beliefs to bear on American culture
Sex and the single evangelical -- Sex, marriage, and salvation -- Demons, STDs, and God's healing sperm -- Be fruitful and multiply -- Sexual healing
主題 Evangelicalism -- United States
Sex -- Religious aspects -- Reformed Church
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