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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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.Review:
"Civilising Sex is a powerful and convincing argument against the notion that sex is just a matter of individual choice." -- Theotokos Catholic Website [www.theotokos.org.uk], October 2002
"Riley’s thesis is bold....both chilling and challenging." -- Theology and Sexuality, March 2002
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Book Description T. & T. Clark Publishers, Ltd., 2002. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0567087662
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