From Taboo to Delight

Christmas money to spend? Here’s a new book from CPH that might grab your attention: Ethics of Sex: From Taboo to Delight. I haven’t seen it yet, but I’d be happy to post a review of it if any of you get a chance to look it over and read it.

Here is a CPH page for it with additional information.

There are ten essays and essay topics include:

  • Male and female sex differences
  • Marriage
  • Polygamy
  • Contraception
  • Sex education
  • Self-pollution
  • Homosexuality
  • Transgenderism

I’ll go ahead and list the essays and authors, as that’s presumably pretty indicative.

Introduction: Taboo or Delight? Sexual Prohibition and Christian Identity

One. Male and Female Sex Differences by Cynthia Lumley

Two. What is Marriage? by Christopher Wright Mitchell

Three. Polygamy and its Contemporary Variations in Biblical Perspective by David Kind

Four. Contraception: An Embryo’s Point of View by Donna Harrison

Five. Pastoral Considerations of Contraception by Richard Stuckwisch

Six. Christian Sex Education: The Great Cover-Up by Matthew Ruegger

Seven. Self-Pollution: Its Definition and Cure by Benjamin Mayes

Eight. A Biblical Response to Homosexuality by Tom Eckstein

Nine. Transgender Identity in Light of Biblical Identity by Robert Weise

Ten. From Taboo to Delight: The Body, Sex, and Love in View of Creation and Eschatology by Gifford Grobein


As far as I can tell, it would be a very good thing if Christians were better equipped, mentally and factually, to discuss sex as a positive gift from God. So, may this book help that cause by stirring up thoughts and conversations.



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