Civilizing Sex: On Chastity and the Common Good

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Patrick Riley explores the Judaeo-Christian tradition on marriage and sexuality from its origins, as well as the struggle of pagan Rome to restore stable families. He shows how marriage came to contain the force of sexuality and to harness its energies both to create and to serve the family, along with the well-being of wider communities. The idea that sex is entirely a private issue is an error, Dr Riley argues, with potentially disastrous consequences, both for the individual and for society.

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Civilising Sex is a powerful and convincing argument against the notion that sex is just a matter of individual choice. -- Dr Pravin Thevathasan, Theotokos Catholic Website [www.theotokos.org.uk], October 2002

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Dr Patrick Riley has been a newspaper editor, a Lecturer in Philosophy at the Catholic University of America and Governmental Affairs Director of the Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights.

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