Human sexuality - 19

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Human sexuality - 19
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Human sexuality test 1 chapter 19
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  1. Religiousness & Sexuality
    Pre-Jewish
    • condemnation of incest
    • women seen as property of men
    • men free to have multiple sexual partners
    • prostitution fairly wide spread
  2. Jewish Tradition
    • 1) law/rules
    • 2) primary function is procreation
    • 3) Talmud has recommendations for how much sex
    • 4) Song of Solomon
    • 5) Gender imbalance was less than in other cultures
  3. Greek Tradition
    • Majority View (positive view)
    • 1. Celebration of human body
    • 2. variety of sexual behavior
    • 3. clear gender imbalance

    • Minority View (Dualism)
    • 1. Mild version-Plato
    • a) Sacred/platonic love vs. profane love- profane love isnt evil but sacred love is better
    • 2. Harsher Version-Pathagaras
    • a) sexual intimacy has a weakening effect
  4. Early Christianity
    Jesus Christ
    Down with divorce

    sin is not just what you do, but your hearts and thoughts

    showed extreme compassion
  5. Early Christianity
    Paul
    • 1) Gift of celibacy
    • 2) if you can stay single-do it for the sake of simplicity of life. urgency of the return of christ.
    • 3) relationships between men and women
  6. Early Christianity
    St. Augustine
    • Sexual passion might override reason
    • Sexual Negativism
    • 1) equated sexual pleasure with lust no matter what the context
    • 2) best lifestyle is singleness and celibacy
    • 3) next best was marriage w/sex simply for procreation
    • 4) being married and enjoying sex was a venial sin
    • 5) adultery was a mortal sin
    • 6) contempt for sexual anatomy led him to believe that part of miracle of Christ was that he never came in contact with his mother's genitals
  7. Reformation
    Calvin/Luther
    No more elevation of singleness and celibacy

    Framed marital sexuality positively
  8. Reformation
    Puritans
    • Sex Negativism
    • There's a stereotype but there's a reality
    • 1)sexual intimacy should be saved for marriage
    • 2) marry young and have lots of sex
    • 3) dressed modestly because the human form and sexuality were highly valued
  9. Victorian Age
    • 1)Minimized sexuality
    • 2) any sexuality not directly related to procreation was wrong (esp masturbation)
    • 3)pornography and prostitution ran rampant

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